Tellabs, Quante Netzwerke form alliance to target German operators

4 April 2003 Munich/Hannover, Germany Lightwave Europe -- Tellabs and Quante Netzwerke have signed a partnership enabling Quante to market Tellabs' new next-gen equipment to German network operators.

4 April 2003 Munich/Hannover, Germany -- Tellabs and Quante Netzwerke, a subsidiary of 3M Telecommunications, have signed a partnership enabling Quante to market Tellabs' next-gen solution to network operators in Germany.

The agreement will expand Quante's extensive portfolio of telecommunications equipment with the Tellabs 6300 managed transport systems and the Tellabs® 7200 optical transport system.

Next-generation systems enable network operators to utilise the bandwidth in regional and metropolitan networks more efficiently and to deliver new data services quickly. This is done by implementing high-speed Ethernet services over the transport network and creating a truly converged voice and data network, managed end-to-end.

Quante has placed its first order with Tellabs for 6300 systems including the 6320 edge node, the 6340 switch node and the 6300 network manager for deployment in a customer network.

"The next-generation transport systems provide us with the infrastructure to deliver carrier-class communications solutions to network operators. Operators can improve service offerings to their customers," said Manfred Brandt, CEO at Quante Netzwerke GmbH.

Anders Gustafsson, president of Tellabs International, said, "Quante has a strong position in the German telecommunications market and is well positioned to meet network operator requirements for converged high-capacity transmission networks."

Since the launch of the Tellabs Global Partner Sales Programme, almost 30 partners have been recruited worldwide to promote Tellabs products. This has increased Tellabs' market coverage significantly in areas such as Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The Tellabs 6300 managed transport series is a new, next-generation synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) platform that enables service providers to open up new revenue streams by adding Ethernet capabilities to the transport network.

The 7200 optical transport system is a 32-channel DWDM solution that provides multi-wavelength optical add/drop, integrated SDH and open transponder interfaces to support Gigabit Ethernet, ESCON, ATM and IP applications.

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