Nortel Networks deploys Optical Ethernet equipment in Beijing and Qingdao

November 20, 2002--Nortel Networks has deployed Optical Ethernet solutions that enable the delivery of high-speed broadband services to Chinese customers in Beijing and in Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong Province.

Nortel Networks announced today that it has deployed Optical Ethernet solutions that enable the delivery of high-speed broadband services to Chinese customers in Beijing and in Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong Province.

Capinfo Company Limited, an Internet application service provider backed by the Beijing Municipal Government, has installed Nortel Networks Passport 8600 Routing Switches to provide e-Government, e-Commerce and other Internet services over a fiber infrastructure.

Nortel Networks also provided Passport 8600 switches to help China Netcom Qingdao Branch to expand its Internet Protocol (IP) wide area network (WAN) for delivery of high-performance Internet access and virtual private local area networks (LANs).

"Nortel Networks continues to harness the power of the high-performance Internet for customers in China," contends Yuan-Hao Lin, acting president, Nortel Networks China. "With deployment of the two new broadband metro projects, we are helping to bring the benefits of the Optical Ethernet directly into China's cities and metro environments, creating a new market framework that will allow residential and business users to adopt new high-speed services and applications."

Nortel Networks Passport 8600 is a carrier-grade routing switch for service provider metro applications requiring high performance routing or metropolitan area network (MAN) connectivity. Passport 8600 is designed to provide 99.999 percent uptime to network managers, critical in today's emerging e-Business environment, where downtime can result in loss of competitive advantage, customer loyalty, and revenues.

For more information about Nortel Networks (Ottawa, Ontario), visit the company's Web site at www.nortelnetworks.com.

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