Sycamore bolsters NTT Com's advanced Ethernet services

March 29, 2005 Chelmsford, MA -- Sycamore Networks, a provider of intelligent optical networking devices, today announced that its Universal Service Card (USC) has been deployed in NTT Communications' (NTT Com's) optical switched network in support of flexible, cost-effective Ethernet services.

March 29, 2005 Chelmsford, MA -- Sycamore Networks, a provider of intelligent optical networking devices, today announced that its Universal Service Card (USC) has been deployed in NTT Communications' (NTT Com's) optical switched network in support of flexible, cost-effective Ethernet services. According to a press release, the carrier is leveraging the USC's flexibility and cost-effective modular architecture to provide a range of data-centric high-speed Ethernet and IP services to its networking customers, while ensuring a scalable platform for future growth.

The carrier's network is built on the company's SN 3000 and SN 16000 optical switches. According to the release, the USC for the company's SN 16000 intelligent optical switch enables a variety of interface types, port speeds, and transport options in a single line card. The card's modular architecture can support SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) interfaces. The company says the USC was designed to enable network operators to cost-effectively scale high-speed service ports, while simplifying operations, and reducing sparing and maintenance costs.

"The USC represents Sycamore's objective to satisfy changing network and service needs with innovative technology that addresses customers' changing profitability and revenue growth models," remarks Kevin Oye, vice president of systems and technology at Sycamore.

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