CTC deploys FutureWei DWDM platform, expands U.S. core network

November 3, 2005 Waltham, MA and Plano, TX -- FutureWei Technologies, the North American division of Huawei Technologies, announced that CTC Communications, a provider of converged communications services in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., has deployed the FutureWei BWS1600A Multi-Reach DWDM (MR-DWDM) platform on its New York City to Albany cross section.

November 3, 2005 Waltham, MA and Plano, TX -- FutureWei Technologies , the North American division of Huawei, announced that CTC Communications, a provider of converged communications services in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., has deployed the FutureWei BWS1600A Multi-Reach DWDM (MR-DWDM) platform on its New York City to Albany cross section.

The provider's New York City to Albany cross section was deployed in 4 days, according to a press release. According to the release, the deployment is the first of a larger core network modernization program, aimed at providing CTC's customer base with advanced service capabilities and reduced provisioning times for mission critical requirements.

"CTC Communications is committed to delivering high quality, reliable services to its customers in the Northeast, and we look forward to helping CTC fulfill its mission through the deployment of our leading-edge backbone technology," comments Wilf Norrlinger, vice president of sales for FutureWei.

"FutureWei delivered what CTC needs to expand its market leadership," adds Jeff Koester, senior vice president of engineering and network operations for CTC Communications. "The FutureWei organization and BWS1600A Multi-Reach DWDM technology performed extremely well under a rapid deployment requirement. Product delivery was quicker than what we have seen from other vendors, product quality was excellent, and the advanced technology features, combined with FutureWei's dedicated support, allowed us to beat our planned service schedule."

FutureWei says its BWS-1600A platform implements a patented version of chirped-RZ technology most often found in subsea network systems, and is capable of transmitting over 4 ,000 km without requiring Raman amplifiers or regenerators. The company says the platform implements advanced gain and slope equalization techniques, and provides a wide service capability including OC-n (including 40-Gbit/sec), GbE, FC, and any-rate interfaces. The platform's modular architecture also supports advanced ROADM capabilities for deployment in metro, long haul, and ultra long haul applications.

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