28 April 2003 Copenhagen Lightwave-- Lucent Technologies today announced that butlerNetworks A/S is carrying live voice and data traffic on its new optical backbone network built with Lucent's multiservice SDH technology and services. Cygate Danmark, a Lucent business partner, helped butlerNetworks to complete the installation in eight weeks.
"We've been impressed with Lucent's and Cygate's speed of delivery and flexibility and their support as we took this important strategic step forward for our operations in Denmark," said Henrik Vestergaard, chief executive officer at butlerNetworks. "We are now capable of offering a complete and fully independent network solution to our customers and partners nationwide based on our own end-to-end infrastructure. And because this network is based on some of the most advanced SDH equipment available today, we are confident that we will remain highly competitive with this network moving forward."
The network is based on Lucent's newest 2.5 and 10-Gbit/sec SDH product, the Metropolis ADM MultiService Mux. The network began carrying live traffic at the beginning of April and is one of the first live deployments of this product in Europe. The eight-week turnaround from design to implementation demonstrates how Lucent and Cygate worked closely with butlerNetworks to meet the very strict service dates.
Metropolis ADM serves as an integrated Ethernet over SDH metro access multiplexer, enabling solution providers like butlerNetworks to migrate from existing time-division multiplexed (TDM) networks to data-aware packet networks. The product offers two types of shelves on a single, compact platform that is both flexible and scalable, and it can be configured for use in both the metro core and metro access spaces. The system is used in conjunction with the Lucent's TransLAN card, which provides alternative multiplexing techniques for bandwidth-efficient transport of data traffic over SDH.