18 November 2003 Linthicum, MD Lightwave-- CIENA announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract from Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) for its ONLINE Edge multiservice access platform.
"As our network needs evolve, we require carrier-class multiservice solutions that enable optimal bandwidth efficiency in the most cost-effective way," said Lim Toon, SingTel's chief operating officer. "CIENA's ONLINE Edge platform meets those needs for our emerging edge applications."
The ONLINE Edge platform delivers service transparency through intelligent CWDM technology and service aggregation. The compact and modular ONLINE Edge
platform is designed for service providers and enterprises that want to offer multiple high-bandwidth services over a single optical infrastructure. ONLINE Edge supports existing and emerging service provider offerings, such as broadband, storage and wavelength services.
SingTel is a world-class provider of domestic, international and mobile telecommunications as well as postal services. SingTel is Asia's leading communications company with operations and investments in more than 20 countries and territories around the world. SingTel has been recognized as Best Asian Telecom Operator by industry publication, TelecomAsia, for six consecutive years since 1998. The Group employs more than 19,000 people around the world and had a turnover of S$10.26 billion (US$5.80 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2003.