Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Luminous Secures Contract with China NetCom Shandong

China NetCom (CNC) Shandong has chosen the Luminous Networks' "PacketWave" Resilient Packet Ring (RPR, IEEE 802.17) and Pseudo-Wire based platforms for deployment in the cities of Quingdao and Yanzhou.

To meet the growing service needs of China's business and residential customers, service providers such as CNC Shandong must rapidly deploy packet-based networks. Rapid growth in residential broadband through Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) access, continues in double digit pace. This demand is driven by services such as IPTV, Internet Access and VoIP. Service providers' traditional network solutions such as SDH are not effective, either through cost or bandwidth utilization, in meeting the growing customer demand for packet-based services. Concurrently, businesses are increasingly looking to their service providers for Ethernet services such as Virtual Private Line and Virtual Private LAN.

CNC Shandong will use the Luminous platform to support rapid growth in residential broadband services and advanced business services, such as Virtual Private Line and Virtual Private LAN. CNC Shandong will primarily deploy the PacketWave E500 Series Packet Ring Access Platforms, which support speeds up to 2.5 Gbps, 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 solutions to be deployed include the PacketWave M-Series Packet Ring Switching Platforms, with up to 16 modular slots for services and multiple, sub-tending packet rings. CNC Shandong will also utilize the Luminous Networks Management System (LMS). Financial terms were not disclosed.

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