VIC TOKAI taps Corrigent for Ethernet services delivery

May 11, 2004 Tokyo -- VIC TOKAI, a subsidiary of natural gas utility TOKAI, has selected Corrigent Systems' CM-100 Packet Add/Drop Multiplexer (ADM) product line to provide Ethernet services for a metro Ethernet network that will serve more than 2,000 enterprise and ISP customers across Japan.

May 11th, 2004

May 11, 2004 Tokyo -- VIC TOKAI, a subsidiary of natural gas utility TOKAI, has selected Corrigent Systems' CM-100 Packet Add/Drop Multiplexer (ADM) product line to provide Ethernet services for a metro Ethernet network that will serve more than 2,000 enterprise and ISP customers across Japan.

Corrigent has been selected by VIC TOKAI as the exclusive supplier for providing Ethernet services on its existing optical fiber network infrastructure between Tokyo and Nagoya. VIC TOKAI's selection of Corrigent was facilitated by the partnership between Corrgient and network systems integrator Netmarks; Netmarks will provide sales, network design and planning, system integration, and support services for VIC TOKAI's deployment.

"We are extremely impressed with Corrigent's CM-100 and worked closely with Netmarks and Corrigent to design this advanced Ethernet network," reports Isao Goshima, President, VIC TOKAI. "Corrigent's solution enables us to offer a rich selection of Ethernet services and provision these new services with just a point and click which gives us a huge competitive advantage."

VIC TOKAI will use Corrigent's CM-100 packet ADM and CM-View element management system to deliver Ethernet private line, multipoint Ethernet virtual private LAN, Ethernet-based Internet access, and Ethernet aggregation services to the Kanto and Tokai areas of Japan.

"Corrigent's CM-100 packet ADM enables VIC TOKAI to revolutionize the cost structure and scalability of Ethernet services delivery by enabling efficient network utilization with standards-based RPR and rapid service turn-up with MPLS," explains Kazuhiko Shirai, executive officer, general manager, Service Provider Solutions Division of Netmarks. "These characteristics make the CM-100 a natural choice for Japanese carriers looking to provide Ethernet services for voice, video, and data applications."

"VIC TOKAI's selection is another validation of the great potential for our CM-100 product line in the Japanese market," adds Ehud Rokach, CEO of Corrigent Systems. "We continue to aggressively pursue opportunities in this market and establish Corrigent's position as a leading supplier of data-optimized metro transport equipment."

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