Telenor selects Tellabs SDH platform for high-speed Ethernet services

3 July 2003 London, UK Lightwave -- Telenor, Norway's largest telecommunications group, has chosen a next-generation SDH platform from Tellabs to introduce Layer 2 Ethernet services by integrating and managing TDM, SDH, and Ethernet services on a single platform. Telenor will become the first incumbent network operator to build a network offering multipoint virtual Layer 2 Ethernet services using multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and Ethernet over SDH (EoSDH) technology.

3 July 2003 London, UK Lightwave -- Telenor, Norway's largest telecommunications group, has chosen a next-generation SDH platform from Tellabs to introduce Layer 2 Ethernet services by integrating and managing TDM, SDH, and Ethernet services on a single platform. Telenor will become the first incumbent network operator to build a network offering multipoint virtual Layer 2 Ethernet services using multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and Ethernet over SDH (EoSDH) technology.

The carrier-class Tellabs 6300 managed transport series enables network operators to leverage their existing SDH investments and open up new revenue streams by integrating optical Ethernet services into their installed base of SDH transport equipment.

"We chose Tellabs' solution because it is highly flexible and provides a fast and cost-effective way to migrate our existing SDH network into a truly converged network," explains Ole Henrik Waldenstrøm, director of Telenor Network Solutions. "Tellabs' solution enables us to manage and deploy Ethernet services over the same infrastructure from a common management platform."

Telenor has chosen to deploy a range of products from Tellabs' next-generation SDH portfolio:
• The Tellabs 6310 and 6320 edge nodes are small and easy to use add/drop multiplexers with multiple applications for access and customer premises, say Tellabs' representatives. These applications include 2 Mbit/sec, 34/45 Mbit/sec, Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet services.

• The high density Tellabs 6340 switch node has a very small footprint, minimizing operating costs from floor space to power consumption. Its main strength is in regional and metro networks, where it can be used as a cross-connect for grooming and consolidation of voice and high-speed data traffic.

• The Tellabs 6345 switch node is a scalable high density Multi-Service
Provisioning Platform (MSPP) designed for both metro and regional networks. It reduces the bandwidth and switching capacity needed in the core of the network, creating a truly converged voice and data network and lowering costs substantially, claims Tellabs.

• The scalable Tellabs 6350 switch node is a digital cross-connect that provides what Tellabs' contend is "market-leading density." It handles voice, leased line and value-added data services and enables network operators to generate new revenue streams and reduce operating costs.

The Tellabs 6300 managed transport series combines a group of MSPPs, which leverage an existing infrastructure to transport and deliver voice, high-speed data and video-on-demand services. Tellabs' solution combines Generic Framing Procedure (GFP), a standardized method of mapping Ethernet signals into SDH, Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS), enabling network operators to change capacity of Ethernet links across the SDH network without traffic interruption, and MPLS-based Layer 2 switching functionality offering true Quality of Service.

All of the Tellabs 6300 managed transport system elements are monitored and managed end-to-end from a single network management platform.

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