CNC taps Salira to deliver broadband services in Beijing and Changsha City

16 July 2003 Shanghai, China Lightwave -- China Netcom Corp. Ltd. (CNC) has partnered with Salira Shanghai Ltd. to enhance the service provider's facilities-based telecommunications networks. CNC has agreed to deploy the Salira 2000 Platform in Beijing and in Changsha City in Hunan Province.

16 July 2003 Shanghai, China Lightwave -- Salira Optical Network Systems, provider of optical access systems, today announced that China Netcom Corp. Ltd. (CNC) has partnered with Salira Shanghai Ltd. to enhance the service provider's facilities-based telecommunications networks. CNC has agreed to deploy the Salira 2000 Platform in city of Beijing and in Changsha City in Hunan Province. These systems will be used to deliver advanced voice, video, and data services to business customers in a variety of Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) deployments.

CNC will use the Salira 2000 Platform to connect customers to existing SDH to deliver traditional E1 TDM services. CNC will also deploy the system to facilitate Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) for VPN services that will deliver broadband services to distributed enterprise locations. In addition, CNC will use Salira's products to deliver economical, advanced IP-based services like Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Voice over IP (VoIP).

The economics associated with the Salira 2000 Platform enable service providers to achieve positive return on their investment in less than a year, including the cost of feeder and distribution fiber, and all associated capital and operational expenditures, say Salira representatives. The company's systems give carriers the ability to offer traditional TDM services and advanced IP-based broadband services in one integrated system to facilitate the migration to a more advanced network architecture.

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