Tellabs intros 1RU MSPP

February 16, 2005 Barcelona, Spain -- Tellabs has introduced its 6325 edge node multi-service provisioning platform (MSPP), which the company calls a fully redundant, carrier-class MSPP designed for deployment in access or metro network locations for both wireless and wireline applications. The company says the platform fits into one standard rack unit (44-mm) and eliminates the need for service providers to choose between cost and reliability.

February 16, 2005 Barcelona, Spain -- Tellabs has introduced its 6325 edge node multi-service provisioning platform (MSPP), which the company calls a fully redundant, carrier-class MSPP designed for deployment in access or metro network locations for both wireless and wireline applications. Calling it "the world's smallest fully featured MSPP," the company says the platform fits into one standard rack unit (44-mm) and eliminates the need for service providers to choose between cost and reliability.

The company says its MSPPs transport a mix of TDM and data traffic over a Next-Generation Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (NG-SDH) infrastructure. For wireless service providers, MSPPs provide a cost-effective way to meet the increasing demand for high-speed wireless data services and mobile voice; for wireline service providers, MSPPs facilitate the delivery of triple-play voice, video, and data services over existing infrastructure. The company says its 6325 edge node MSPP simplifies network operations and reduces capital and operating expenses by carrying all services over a single network.

The 6325 node MSPP is part of Tellabs AssuredEthernet platform, and enables wireline service providers to offer triple-play services. The company says the platform provides carrier-class Ethernet using multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) for service differentiation and to help ensure quality of service and efficient network usage.

Also, as part of the company's IntegratedMobile platform, the company says the 6325 node platform enables cost-effective 3G migration, providing capacity, redundancy, and grooming at the edge of the RAN network. According to the company, such capabilities lower wireless backhaul costs and improve network reliability, while enabling new high-speed wireless data services.

According to a press release, Golden Telecom, a telecommunications provider in Ukraine, is one of the first customers to order the 6325 MSPP to expand its existing network, which itself is based on Tellabs' technology.

"Not only does the new Tellabs node enable us to save lots of space while pursuing our expansion plans, it also is significantly more cost-effective," comments Andrii Droniuk, general director of Golden Telecom. "At the same time it retains the key features we have come to expect from Tellabs equipment, such as high levels of flexibility, redundancy, and functionality."

"Unlike competitive offerings, the Tellabs 6325 node offers service providers the size and cost advantages of a micro MSPP without sacrificing reliability and performance," concludes Mike Smiley, vice-president and general manager for Tellabs Denmark. "Additionally, the combination of its modular design and STM-16 and Gigabit Ethernet capacity makes the Tellabs 6325 node ideal for next-generation services."

General availability of the Tellabs 6325 node is scheduled for the first quarter of 2006.

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