NTT Com to deploy Turin's multiservice platform to support service roll out throughout Japan

February 18, 2004 Petaluma, CA--Turin Networks, a developer and supplier of multiservice transport platforms, today announced that NTT Communications (NTT Com), the long-distance and international communications subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, has chosen Turin's Traverse Multiservice Transport Platform to support their Ethernet leased line services.

Feb 18th, 2004

February 18, 2004 Petaluma, CA--Turin Networks, a developer and supplier of multiservice transport platforms, today announced that NTT Communications (NTT Com), the long-distance and international communications subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, has chosen Turin's Traverse Multiservice Transport Platform to support their Ethernet leased line services. NTT Com is rolling out the service, called Ether Arcstream, nationwide in Japan to both enterprise and ISP customers.

"We are experiencing strong demand from customers throughout Japan for reliable, high-speed data leased lines," said Mr. Masafumi Iida, senior manager, NTT Com. "Turin Networks Traverse platform enables us to leverage our existing SONET/SDH network to provide carrier-class Ethernet leased line services. The result is a cost-effective service offering that we can rapidly deploy to meet the requirements of our critical business and ISP customers."

NTT Com is deploying Turin's Traverse 600 on the customer premises to support the Ether Arcstream service. One of three members of the Traverse product family, the Traverse 600 is a compact, multiservice transport platform that combines next-generation SONET/SDH transport and Ethernet switching capabilities in a single platform optimized for metro access applications. Utilizing Ethernet traffic management and virtual LAN (VLAN) features, along with standards-based virtual concatenation and other technologies, high-bandwidth data services such as Gigabit Ethernet private lines and transparent LAN services (TLS) can be deployed with the highest levels of manageability and bandwidth efficiency.

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