3 October 2002 -- Lumentis, Stockholm, and Hi3G, a 3G company offering mobile multimedia services, have implemented Lumentis' carrier-class DWDM system for Hi3G's Swedish 3G network.
By deploying Lumentis' DWDM equipment, Hi3G will have a smooth upgrade path for higher capacity as well as the ability to evolve its 3G-network into future architectures and to offer multi-service transport. Lumentis is supplying the network management system that supports CORBA standard for future growth of the network.
"Our system enables the customer to expand the network without incurring a lot of new costs," said Par Johanson, director of marketing and sales at Lumentis. "As the traditional telecom market faces a deep downturn, we are experiencing a significant increase in requests for new deployments of metropolitan network solutions."
Lumentis' solution is already in operation as a part of Hi3G's implementation of the Stockholm 3G network. The DWDM network is based on a ring configuration for the hubbing of base station traffic into the central switch location.
The company's SDH/SONET Muxponders are also used for introducing a new transport concept which allows traditional equipment layers to be eliminated. The basis of this network is a common platform for further expansion to a larger number of nodes and wavelength capacity on the ring and with spur extensions to locations outside the ring.
"By combining cost benefits similar with that of CWDM with the scalability and quality-of-service of DWDM in the same system, Lumentis can present a whole new business case for mobile and fixed network operators," said Anders Lundberg, CEO of Lumentis. "Hi3G and Hutchinson Whampoa are well-positioned to take hold of the 3G marketplace, and we are enthusiastic about the possibilities and new opportunities this will present for Lumentis."