Tellabs 7100 Optical Transport System enhanced for converged networks

June 23, 2004 Chicago, IL -- Tellabs is enhancing its 7100 optical transport system to enable telecom service providers to converge their transport infrastructure and reduce total cost of ownership. Feature Package 2.2 (FP2.2) for the Tellabs 7100 system provides integration of SONET and multi-service provisioning platform (MSPP) services and remotely reconfigurable wavelengths.

June 23, 2004 Chicago, IL -- Tellabs is enhancing its 7100 optical transport system to enable telecom service providers to converge their transport infrastructure and reduce total cost of ownership. Feature Package 2.2 (FP2.2) for the Tellabs 7100 system provides integration of SONET and multi-service provisioning platform (MSPP) services and remotely reconfigurable wavelengths.

The Tellabs 7100 system aggregates SONET and MSPP services, such as Gigabit Ethernet, onto a single module that can add or drop traffic into a DWDM network. Telecom service providers can reduce infrastructure costs up to 50% by converging these functions into one hybrid transport network, claim company representatives.

"Telecom service providers need cost-effective ways to deliver reliable services," reports Anders Gustafsson, senior executive vice president, global business operations, Tellabs. "Integrating SONET, MSPP, and DWDM network elements with the Tellabs 7100 system is a cost-effective solution that provides optical performance management and reliability."

The enhanced Tellabs 7100 system offers telecom service providers operating and capital expense savings with remotely reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) capabilities. These capabilities enable remote configuration of any wavelength on any element in the network, eliminating truck rolls and reducing equipment inventory for quicker provisioning and time to revenue. The ROADM capabilities can also reduce network downtime, providing greater service-level-agreement (SLA) protection and faster service restoration. In addition, new wideband tunable lasers can reduce sparingIlevels by over 90 percent, further minimizing capital expense, says the company.

Feature Pack 2.2 for the Tellabs 7100 system will be available in the fourth quarter of 2004.

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