Belgacom, Nortel deploy metro DWDM network for EC
1 November 2002 -- Belgian national telecoms operator Belgacom and Nortel Networks has deployed a metro DWDM network for the European Commission.
1 November 2002 -- Belgian national telecoms operator Belgacom and Nortel Networks has deployed a metro DWDM network for delivery of Gigabit Ethernet services to the European Commission.
"By choosing Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 5200 Multiservice Platform, Belgacom has been able to deploy a fully protected optical network connecting all 120 European Commission sites," said Christian Dezangre, unit manager, government branch, Belgacom.
Carrier-grade availability and management of service levels, driven by the need for business continuity, were key criteria in Belgacom's selection of optical protection and centralised management facilities.
OPTera Metro 5200 is a forecast-tolerant DWDM, data-optimised platform for metropolitan access and interoffice applications. It supports 32 wavelengths and delivers 10Gbit/s per wavelength scalability, along with a network-modelling tool that simplifies the deployment and operation of efficient DWDM networks.