Thursday, November 18, 2004

Germany's ERGO Build RPR with Nortel Gear

ERGO, Germany's number two primary insurance provider serving 31 million customers throughout Europe, has established one of the first resilient packet rings (RPR) in Germany using a next generation optical platform from Nortel. The 2.5 Gbprs platform enables a distributed IS architecture over a single optical infrastructure connecting ERGO main offices in Duesseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. The sites are connected by a carrier-grade backbone ring, while single connections are provided by T-Systems, using the Nortel Optical Metro 5100 platform.



The multiservice platform carries video conferencing, voice and data transmission, IP data communication services as well as ATM and VPN services. Equipment deployed includes the Nortel Optical Metro 3500 platform, Nortel Passport 8600 and 7480 Ethernet routing switches, Nortel BayStack 470 Ethernet switches, and a complete network management solution. Financial services were not disclosed. http://www.nortel.com

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