Monday, July 23, 2007

Canada's Research Network Deploys Nortel's Metro Ethernet Optical

CANARIE, Canada's advanced network development organization, has deployed a new optical network from Nortel to more than quadruple its previous capacity. The CANARIE network in British Columbia and Alberta, and in Ontario and Québec has been enhanced with reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (ROADM) technology from Nortel. CANARIE also deployed Nortel's electronic Dynamically Compensating Optics (eDCO) which simplifies networking by extending wavelengths over 2,000 km without requiring dispersion compensation modules or their associated amplifiers. The network also includes Nortel Optical Multiservice Edge 6500, an optical convergence platform that efficiently manages and transports converged TDM, data and wavelength services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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