Merit selects Alidian DWDM system

Jan. 8, 2002�To upgrade its backbone transport network to 2.5 Gbits/sec, Merit Network (San Jose, CA) chose Alidian Network�s (San Jose, CA) OSN 4200 systems between its Ann Arbor and Southfield, Michigan network nodes.

Jan. 8, 2002�To upgrade its backbone transport network to 2.5 Gbits/sec, Merit Network (San Jose, CA) chose Alidian Network�s (San Jose, CA) OSN 4200 systems between its Ann Arbor and Southfield, Michigan network nodes.

The OSN 4200s will be currently configured as single-wavelength systems, each providing 2.5 Gbits/sec of service-bearing capacity, and be upgradeable to support 10 Gbits/sec of capacity using Alidian�s integrated DWDM capability.

Merit�s upgrade, in response to MichNet traffic doubling every 13-14 months over the past decade, is a planned move from 155- and 622-Mbits/sec connections to 2.5 Gbits/sec and greater speeds. The company previously used OC-3 and OC-12 leased lines.

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