Tele 2 partners with Nokia Siemens Networks on 40-Gbit/sec European network

JUNE 8, 2007 -- Tele2's new optical backbone will cover Central Europe. The deployment started in the second quarter of 2007.

JUNE 8, 2007 -- Nokia Siemens Networks (search for Nokia Siemens Networks) will work with Swedish Tele2 to build a new pan-European DWDM network that can support 40 Gigabits/sec and wavelength on every link. The new network will bolster Tele2's fast-growing IP backbone network and link major European telecommunications nodes, says the carrier. The new core transport network also will enable Tele2 to offer its customers new IP services and enhance its transmission capacity.

The Tele2 project relies on the SURPASS hiT 7300, an optical platform that allows the realization of metropolitan to ultra-long haul transport applications on a flexible DWDM network architecture, say Nokia Siemens representatives. The main advantages of this new technology for Tele2 are increased service quality and flexibility, as well as reduced costs. According to Nokia Siemens, the automation features of the platform enable hands-off provisioning of new services, resulting in Tele2 being able to adjust its bandwidth as needed.

The SURPASS hiT 7300 platform integrates technology from Stratalight Communications (search for Stratalight Communications) into its platform technology to support the 40-Gbit/sec transmission rates per wavelength.

Tele2's new optical backbone will cover Central Europe. The deployment started in the second quarter of 2007.

"The demanding transmission requirements of Tele2 make this project quite unique," notes Uwe Fischer, head of the DWDM business line at Nokia Siemens Networks. "It will show that SURPASS hiT 7300 is a powerful and flexible platform that can easily handle huge traffic flows."


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