Vtesse Networks selects BTI platform for U.K. financial institution's network

MARCH 29, 2007 -- Vtesse, a U.K. supplier of converged optical network services, is leveraging BTI's technology to deliver Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity to major financial sites across a 10-Gbit Ethernet private line (EPL) backbone.

MARCH 29, 2007 -- BTI Photonic Systems (search forBTI Photonic Systems), a global supplier of microWDM networking systems for the delivery of gigabit services, has announced that Vtesse Networks (search for Vtesse) is implementing BTI's optical networking platform, Netstender, to extend the capacity and reach of Vtesse's backbone network in order to support one of the UK's largest financial institutions.

Vtesse, a U.K. supplier of converged optical network services, is leveraging BTI's technology to deliver Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity to major financial sites across a 10-Gbit Ethernet private line (EPL) backbone.

The backbone built by Vtesse provides the financial institution with a network architecture that delivers voice, video, and data to its major sites. Vtesse is leveraging BTI's platform to interconnect networks between Leeds, York, Middleborough, and Newcastle.

"As more businesses require greater network support for the delivery of gigabit services, network operators are adopting more flexible technologies to build out their fiber reach and extend the capacity of their fiber assets," says Paul Harrison, vice president, global sales, at BTI Photonic Systems. "Our solution allows Vtesse to meet their immediate and future fiber capacity expansion requirements in a flexible and cost-effective manner with a pay-as-you-grow network solution."

Vtesse chose BTI's carrier-grade platform with its integrated optical amplifiers, optical multiplexers, and 2.5-Gbit wavelength regeneration capabilities to accommodate a range of architecture deployments that included supports for single working bidirectional fiber on part of the network that was fiber constrained. The integration of optical functions into Netstender provides Vtesse with complete network visibility from its network operations center for greater manageability, the company says.

"BTI's microWDM was the most cost-effective solution that met the stringent requirements and provided full management visibility of all key optical functions on this mission-critical network," attests Alan Mitchell, chief technology officer of Vtesse Networks. "The microWDM solution provides us with the means and flexibility to easily expand the network as the delivery requirements for new broadband services increase."


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