July 26, 2005 Cupertino, CA -- China NetCom (CNC) Shandong has chosen Luminous Networks' PacketWave Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) and pseudo-wire based MPLS platforms for deployment in the cities of Quingdao and Yanzhou. The operator says it will use the platforms to enable Virtual Private Line and Virtual Private LAN Ethernet services for its customers.
"The service mix that CNC Shandong is planning to transport over Luminous-based solutions exemplifies the packet-based services our customers are deploying throughout the world," comments Yudan Jin, China president and general manager for Luminous Networks. "As commerce in China grows, our customers are able to rapidly deploy our products at a very low cost per megabit in comparison to other solutions."
The operator will primarily deploy the company's PacketWave E500 Series packet ring access devices, which support speeds up to 2.5-Gbits, with both fixed and modular 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet application connections. In addition, the E500 Series support 8 and 24 port T1/E1 modules, as well as a DS3 module. Other platforms to be deployed include the company's PacketWave M-Series packet ring switching platforms, with up to 16 modular slots for services and multiple, sub-tending packet rings. The operator will also use the company's Luminous Networks Management System (LMS) for monitoring and provisioning of nodes and services, and QoS level assignment.
In addition to residential broadband transport, the operator says it will also use the platforms to offer data services to business customers, including Ethernet Private LAN, broadband leased lines, and VoIP. The operator says that data services account for over 40% of all traffic on its network, and continue to grow rapidly. The operator says that implementation and deployment of the platforms will allow it to restructure its SDH networks to meet growing TDM demand.