MTS Allstream taps Nortel to address IP services growth

April 30, 2007
APRIL 30, 2007 -- MTS Allstream will deploy Nortel's Multiservice Edge 6500 DWDM optical platform in its core IP network to facilitate the convergence of all existing and future data services over a single network.

APRIL 30, 2007 -- Canadian communications provider MTS Allstream has selected Nortel (search for Nortel) optical equipment as a key element in the expansion of its national IP converged core network.

MTS Allstream will deploy Nortel's Multiservice Edge 6500 DWDM optical platform in its core IP network to facilitate the convergence of all existing and future data services over a single network. The Nortel Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 also will enable MTS Allstream to aggregate multiple services and facilities in its metro and regional transport networks over a common platform.

"Nortel's Optical Multiservice Edge platform provides us with a reliable and flexible solution to meet the growing demand for carrier-grade, high-bandwidth IP services in our metro, regional, and national networks across Canada," reports Paul Frizado, chief technology officer at MTS Allstream. "We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Nortel, as they continue to enable us to expand and enhance our world-class converged network platform for the delivery of our innovative, next-generation services."

"The explosion of IP and multimedia services is changing the dynamic of networks," adds Philippe Morin, president of Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks division. "Nortel's Metro Ethernet solutions enable service providers like MTS Allstream to address this bandwidth explosion and also evolve to a converged network that can more cost-effectively transport carrier-grade IP services," he notes.

The Nortel Metro Ethernet Networks portfolio, which includes multi-service optical and carrier Ethernet equipment, enables service providers to address the growth of high-bandwidth video and data applications in metro, regional, and long haul networks, say Nortel representatives. The company says its Global Services include a full range of integrated services for design, deployment, management, and maintenance of end-to-end multi-vendor network equipment, including seamless migration to next-generation technologies.


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