Monday, November 8, 2004

Nortel Supplies Optical Gear to SURFnet, Internet2

Nortel Networks has supplied optical networking gear to SURFnet and Internet2 to provide optical interconnect capabilities.

As part of the Dutch GigaPort Next Generation Network project, SURFnet is building a hybrid optical and packet switching infrastructure . SURFnet has deployed a Nortel Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 and a high-density Nortel Optical Cross Connect HDXc in its NetherLight advanced optical switching facility in Amsterdam. Nortel will also provide SURFnet with a Nortel Common Photonic Layer (CPL) for deployment in the SURFnet6 optical backbone network, which includes NetherLight as a major node.

Internet2, a consortium led by over 200 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies, will deploy Nortel Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 and Nortel HDXc into the Manhattan Landing (MAN LAN) facility, a high-performance exchange point used to facilitate Internet Protocol (IPv4/v6) peering between U.S. and international research and education networks.


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