Corning and Nortel show new metro solution in Singapore

18 June 2002 -- Corning Inc and Nortel Networks are demonstrating the integration of their metro/access network application products at CommunicAsia 2002 18-21 June in Singapore.

Jun 18th, 2002

18 June 2002 -- Corning Inc and Nortel Networks are demonstrating the integration of their metro/access network application products at CommunicAsia 2002 18-21 June in Singapore.

The companies will jointly demonstrate an integrated, total network solution to meet the challenges of today's metropolitan networks. Utilising Corning Leaf optical fibre operating in the metro core at 10Gbit/s over Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 5200 system, the demo will exhibit a significant uncompensated reach.

Additionally, in moderate bit-rate, unamplified, metro edge systems, Corning SMF-28e fibre operating over Nortel Networks Optera Metro 5100 system at 1.25Gbit/s for 50km will demonstrates a versatile, flexible, scalable network architecture. Various portions of the network demonstration will use Agilent's testing and monitoring equipment, which provides the carrier with technically optimised, cost-effective solution. The demonstration will take place on Nortel Networks' booth (2K2-01).

James Demers, VP Optical Internet Asia, Nortel, said, "By coordinating efforts with companies such as Corning and Agilent, we continue to realize further technological advances in optical communications and bring high-performance, dependable, cost-efficient solutions to our customers."

Michael Perry-Jones, senior manager in Corning's marketing and commercial operations, Asia Pacific, added, "We are pleased to collaborate with industry leaders like Nortel and Agilent at CommunicAsia. The integration of Leaf and SMF-28e fibres with their innovative metro core and metro edge products results in technologically advanced solutions, which deliver greater network flexibility, enhanced capabilities and cost-savings to the customer."

Nortel's Optera Metro 5200 is protocol and bit-rate independent and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) data-optimised. Optera Metro 5200 uses DWDM to optimise fibre infrastructure. It also provides flexible connectivity over point-to-point or ring-based networks

The Metro 5100 Multiservice platform provides the capability to network services across an open, scaleable survivable WDM optical transport platform. Equipped with a bit rate provisionable Universal Optical Interface, the Optera Metro 5100 can network these services through a single interface.

Leaf fibre offers a large effective area to allow higher levels of power to be transmitted than standard NZ-DS fibres. SMF-28e fibre, an extension of Corning's standard single-mode product line, boasts superior low water peak performance with specified performance covering a broad operating spectrum from 1285 nm to 1625nm.

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