Sunday, July 17, 2005

T-Com Expands Deployment of Cisco's IP/MPLS

Cisco Systems announced that T-Com, the fixed-network unit of Deutsche Telekom, is upgrading of its existing Cisco 12000 Series routers to provide customers with access to new carrier services based on IP / MPLS. Specifically, T-Com is working with Cisco to help deliver a significant deployment of the latest generation Cisco IP Service Engines (ISE) interface cards to Cisco 12000 Series routers across its edge layer. This will help enable T Com to reduce its operational expenditure through simplification of its network architecture, and provide a platform for the deployment of Cisco IOS XR.

The network upgrade provides T-Com with the capability to activate authentication and accounting services for large numbers of customers. It also consolidates several edge functions, enabling T-Com to roll out QoS-based value-added service offerings for carriers and business customers

  • In April 2005, Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) announced a two-year contract, to provide a complete range of maintenance and technical support for Juniper Networks E-, M- and T-series routing platforms in T-Com's network. LWS will provide maintenance and second and third level support for the Juniper equipment in T-Com's IP network.

  • In January 2005, T-Com awarded a three-year contract to Marconi to build Europe's first 40 Gbps optical network. Marconi will supply T-Com with its Multihaul 3000 DWDM transmission platform and its ServiceOn Optical network management system. The Multihaul 3000 will act as an expressway carrying high-bandwidth traffic between switching nodes in the network, with a capacity of 3.2 Tbps (terabits per second) on each optical fiber pair. This will give T-Com an unrivalled capacity in its core network.

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