November 19, 2001--Nortel Networks (Ottawa), today announced that it is shipping OPTera Metro 5200 Multiservice Platform Release 4.0, a 10-Gbits/sec capable optical metro platform designed to make metro networks more efficient and easier to deploy, while enabling delivery of high-bandwidth services in metropolitan areas.
The OPTera Metro 5200 provides customers with 10-gigabit DWDM transport and services, offering carriers and enterprises such benefits as increased network integration and efficiency, improved reliability, faster time-to-market, and a simplified, open network architecture.
Release 4.0 includes software enhancements to simplify deployment and configuration, as sell as new hardware with per wavelength scalability to 10 Gbits/sec for increased bandwidth and support of SONET/SDH, OC-192, STM64, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications. It also features additional protection alternatives and tools to minimize optical power loss.
Nortel also plans to make its new OPTera Metro cabinet solution generally available in December 2001. As an option for OPTera Metro 5200 Release 4.0, OPTera Metro Cabinet is designed with reduced space and implementation requirements to provide fast and simple deployment on enterprise campuses, in service provider central offices, and in co-location facilities-in as little as four hours compared with typical deployments which can exceed 30 hours.