Tellabs Inc. (Lisle, IL) will supply its AN2100 Gateway Exchange system, a next-generation

Tellabs Inc. (Lisle, IL) will supply its AN2100 Gateway Exchange system, a next-generation voice/data switch, to Sprint Corp. (Kansas City, MO) under the terms of a new multi-year agreement valued at more than $100 million. The system blends Tellabs` echo canceller and TITAN 5500 digital-crossconnect technology with packet and cell technologies to perform multimedia adaptation and switching. The system will enable Sprint to place traditional, switched telephone services on its core ATM backbone, while consolidating or eliminating legacy time-division multiplexing network switching elements. Tellabs and Sprint began collaborating on the AN2100 feature set three years ago.

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