Vodafone Hungary builds mobile transport infrastructure using Tellabs' SDH equipment

8 January 2004 Budapest, Hungary Lightwave Europe -- Vodafone Hungary and Tellabs have signed an agreement whereby the mobile operator will deploy Tellabs' integrated transport and access solutions under one unified management system. Vodafone Hungary will use the Tellabs next-generation SDH and access solution to build its own mobile transport infrastructure.

8 January 2004 Budapest, Hungary Lightwave Europe -- Vodafone Hungary and Tellabs have signed an agreement that will see the subsidiary of the world's largest mobile operator deploy Tellabs' integrated transport and access solutions under one unified management system. Vodafone Hungary will use the Tellabs next-generation SDH and access solution to build its own mobile transport infrastructure, enabling it to become less reliant on leased lines while reducing operating costs.

By combining the Tellabs 6300 managed transport system and Tellabs 8100 managed access system under the Tellabs 8100 network management system, Vodafone can integrate and handle multiple services in a single platform. The carrier-class Tellabs solution will enable Vodafone to speed up provisioning of new services and optimize network efficiency through better utilization of its network. The solution incorporates the Tellabs 6350 switch node, which Tellabs claims is the world's most dense digital cross-connect, with 4/4/1 connectivity.

"In order to increase service offerings to our customers, we intend to expand our capacity in the transmission network," explains Gabor Dobrossy, chief technology officer at Vodafone. "We chose the Tellabs solution for its proven effectiveness in other networks worldwide, including Vodafone subsidiaries, as well as for the responsiveness and professional capabilities of Tellabs' team. They will be assisting us during the installation and commissioning and provide training on the new equipment."

"We are seeing a trend among mobile network operators to build their own networks for a variety of reasons, such as reducing dependency on leased lines, increasing cost-effectiveness and improving manageability," adds Bill Burns, vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). "Products like Tellabs' next-generation SDH solution and managed access system assist them in achieving their objectives. Effective and scalable network architecture can be built and new services introduced in a cost-efficient way."

The frame agreement between Vodafone Hungary and Tellabs International includes both the Tellabs 6300 managed transport and Tellabs 8100 managed access systems as well as the Tellabs 8100 network management system that provides end-to-end integrated network management.

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