Banverket Telenat chooses Tellabs' Ethernet over SDH technology to expand network capacity

June 28, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden-- Banverket Telenat has signed an agreement with Tellabs to upgrade its national network with Ethernet implemented over Tellabs 6320 edge nodes for Tellabs 6300 managed transport systems.

Jun 28th, 2004

June 28, 2004 Stockholm, Sweden-- Carriers' carrier Banverket Telenat has signed an agreement with Tellabs to upgrade its national network with Ethernet implemented over Tellabs 6320 edge nodes for Tellabs 6300 managed transport systems. The Swedish carrier plans to deliver high-speed data services to its main customer in the Swedish railway sector and to use the Ethernet capabilities to offer flexible service level agreements.

Banverket Telenat has been deploying the Tellabs 6300 system since 1996. It will now implement high-speed Ethernet capabilities over this platform, continuing the upgrade with new nodes over the next two years. The nodes are part of the Tellabs 6300 system, a third-generation SDH platform.

"In order to expand our service offerings we needed to enhance our network. With Tellabs' advanced Ethernet technology, we are able to take advantage of the differentiated and flexible Ethernet services," said Eva Karin Andersson, chief of transport networks, Banverket Telenat. "With the introduction of new high-speed Ethernet capabilities, we are now able to offer new and differentiated services efficiently and cost-effectively to the railway sector."

By enhancing its existing SDH network, Banverket Telenat will maximize use of network resources and add new customers easily. The Tellabs 6320 edge node has the benefit of being a compact and scalable product with high-speed Ethernet interfaces. All Tellabs network elements are managed by the integrated and open Tellabs 6300 network manager, which can manage the full range of Tellabs' third-generation Ethernet, SDH and DWDM network elements.

"Tellabs' MPLS-based Ethernet offering is a powerful tool for carriers that want to be a market leader for Ethernet services while making the most of their existing network," said Bill Burns, senior vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Tellabs. "With a more effective and scalable network architecture, Banverket Telenat can provide new services to its customers and handle traffic in a more efficient way, which will have a positive effect on operational expenditures and revenue growth."

The Tellabs 6300 system provides MPLS-based Ethernet services and transport with high bandwidth granularity and hard quality-of-service over SDH networks, thus enabling operators to deliver multiple services from a cost-effective high-density platform with a more efficient use of bandwidth and greater scalability. Together with the Tellabs 8100 managed access system the Tellabs 6300 solution is part of Tellabs' data solutions portfolio, which also includes the Tellabs 8800 series of intelligent multi-service routers and the Tellabs 8600 managed edge system.

Banverket Telenat is one of the largest carriers' carriers in the Nordic countries offering backbone and access capacity to all active telecom service providers, including delivering secure and high quality communication services to the railway operations. The network is monitored 24X7 and provides over 99.9% availability. Banverket Telenat is part of Banverket, the authority responsible for rail traffic in Sweden.

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