Pirelli Broadband Solutions and Intracom Telecom tapped for Greek network

OCTOBER 9, 2007 -- Pirelli's CWDM/DWDM Multi-service Platform will be deployed in Hellas Online's transport network in Athens, Salonika, and rural areas throughout Greece.

OCTOBER 9, 2007 -- Pirelli Broadband Solutions (search for Pirelli Broadband Solutions), together with Intracom Telecom, supplier of integrated solutions and professional services to telecom operators in the EMEA region, will deploy its City8 CWDM Multi-service Platform in Hellas Online's transport network in Athens, Salonika, and rural areas throughout Greece. Pirelli's Multi-service Transport portfolio will be available for demonstration at Broadband World Forum Europe taking place this week in Berlin.

"With Pirelli, we found not only a high-performance metro access platform but also a solutions partner," reports Charalampos Papanastasiou, wireline systems manager of Intracom Telecom. "The Pirelli system is very flexible and allows our customers to add further CWDM capacity and DWDM wavelengths when they need it."

Pirelli says its CWDM metro access system is a carrier-class platform providing high-bandwidth, managed services over a single fiber pair. Customers of
City8 can easily upgrade (in-field) to Pirelli's City+ CWDM & DWDM Multi-service Platform, which supports six CWDM wavelengths, each operating at 2.5 Gbits/sec, and 16 DWDM wavelengths, each operating at 2.5 or 10 Gbits/sec, for a total capacity of 175 Gbits/sec, says the company.

"With the announcements of triple-play services and the arrival of faster broadband access technologies such as VDSL2 and FTTx, we are seeing a growing interest for our CWDM/DWDM Multi-service platform," adds Pierluigi Franco, senior vice president, marketing of photonics products for Pirelli Broadband Solutions. "Partnering with solutions providers like Intracom Telecom further validates our value proposition."

Pirelli's metro-access Multi-service portfolio supports SONET/SDH, FC, 10-Gigabit Ethernet, ESCON, and FICON interfaces. Field programmable electronic core and pluggable SFP/XFP optical transceivers allow telecom operators and MSOs to address all possible network scenarios, say company representatives. Sub-lambda multiplexing enables the transmission of multiple services over a single wavelength while maintaining transparent client services.


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