Sprint selects Tellab's optical transport system for wavelength services

March 3, 2003--Sprint (Overland Park, KS) selected the Tellabs (Naperville, IL) 7100 optical transport system to help it quickly and easily deploy wavelength-based services to its local, long-distance and wireless customers.

Sprint (Overland Park, KS) selected the Tellabs (Naperville, IL) 7100 optical transport system to help it quickly and easily deploy wavelength-based services to its local, long-distance and wireless customers.

The Tellabs 7100 system, a DWDM platform, will enable Sprint to transport wavelengths over a single pair of fiber without having to reengineer their entire network each time a wavelength is added, helping increase productivity and lower operating costs. The Tellabs 7100 optical transport system is being deployed in Sprint's North Carolina and Florida networks.

The Tellabs 7100 system's parallel architecture simplifies Sprint's network management operations. It enables Sprint to add or delete wavelengths and nodes with a few computer keystrokes, eliminating the need to impact existing revenue-generating traffic.

Sprint uses several Tellabs solutions in its network to manage bandwidth and improve voice-quality including: the Tellabs 3000 voice-quality enhancement systems, the Tellabs 5000 digital crossconnect series, the Tellabs 6340 switch node, and the Tellabs 6500 transport switch.

The Tellabs 7000 optical transport series reduces network operating and lifecycle costs with its simple wavelength provisioning. The Tellabs 7000 systems help service providers increase revenues by relieving capacity bottlenecks and extending services to the customer edge. High bandwidth data services like Gigabit Ethernet and storage area network (SAN) services can now be cost effectively supported, along with TDM and
SONET access multiplexing, to improve bandwidth efficiency and reduce capital/operations costs.

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