Japanese service provider VIC TOKAI selects Coriolis MSPP to support Ethernet services

16 December 2003 Boxborough, MA Lightwave--Coriolis Networks, a supplier of third-generation SONET/SDH metro optical networking equipment, today announced that VIC TOKAI, a subsidiary of natural gas utility TOKAI, has deployed the Coriolis OptiFlow multi-service provisioning platform as part of its multi-million dollar metro Ethernet network that will serve more than 2,000 enterprise and ISP customers across Japan.

Dec 16th, 2003

16 December 2003 Boxborough, MA Lightwave--Coriolis Networks, a supplier of third-generation SONET/SDH metro optical networking equipment, today announced that VIC TOKAI, a subsidiary of natural gas utility TOKAI, has deployed the Coriolis OptiFlow multi-service provisioning platform as part of its multi-million dollar metro Ethernet network that will serve more than 2,000 enterprise and ISP customers across Japan.

Nissho Electronics, a network systems integrator and Coriolis partner since 2002, provided sales, service and support for the VIC TOKAI deployment.

"Nissho Electronics and Coriolis worked closely with us to provide a customized network configuration that seamlessly integrates with our existing DWDM backbone while providing superior bandwidth management capabilities compared to the alternatives," said Masahiko Takada, general manager, Telecommunications Division, VIC TOKAI. "The Coriolis technology enables us to offer new enhanced Ethernet services that provides us with a competitive edge in serving enterprise and ISP customers."

The Ethernet service applications deployed by VIC TOKAI include multipoint virtual local area network (VLAN) service with ADSL connections to end users, Internet access, and Ethernet private line services. These services enable VIC TOKAI to deliver a tailored service package to enterprise and ISP customers that combine guaranteed bandwidth and burst bandwidth on a fully redundant survivable SONET/SDH ring network. VIC TOKAI is deploying the new services this month.

"We competed against both incumbent and start-up vendors for this project that were offering legacy SONET/SDH, Ethernet and RPR (Resilient Packet Ring) transport solutions," stated Koji Makino, general manager, Network Infrastructure Business Promotion Division, Nissho Electronics Corp. "With the advanced bandwidth management capabilities of the Coriolis Networks' third-generation SONET/SDH technology we delivered to VIC TOKAI the most cost-effective and efficient network solution available."

VIC TOKAI has deployed a number of Coriolis' OptiFlow 5000 hub nodes and OptiFlow 3000 service nodes in three OC-48/STM-16 access rings interconnected over a multi-channel DWDM backbone. The Coriolis network deployed by VIC TOKAI can scale to twice its deployed capacity with minimal additional hardware. Coriolis' OptiView Element Management System (EMS) software enables VIC TOKAI to turn-up gigabit Ethernet and 10/100-Mbit/sec Ethernet service interfaces across the entire network quickly as well as easily provision committed and burst bandwidth for either point-to-point or multipoint applications.

"Nissho Electronics is a great partner and together we are aggressively gaining market acceptance in Japan as part of our larger push into Asia," said Robert L. Castle, president and chief executive of Coriolis Networks. "We expect that carriers in Japan and China will account for a significant portion of our revenues in the coming year as they continue to expand their metro Ethernet service capabilities."

With the flexible services offered through the Coriolis platform, VIC TOKAI can provide its customers with a guaranteed amount of bandwidth combined with burst bandwidth to satisfy enterprise applications that are by their nature very bursty in terms of bandwidth usage over time. Coriolis' OptiFlow solution also allows for real-time dynamic bandwidth use, so when a circuit is not using its burst capacity, that bandwidth is reallocated for another circuit's use on the same network. OptiFlow handles allocation of bandwidth for bursts automatically without any operations staff involvement.


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