Monday, September 10, 2007

Australia's Silk Network to Use Nortel's PBB and PBT

Silk telecom, which operates optical networks in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and key regional centers in South Australia and Victoria, has selected Nortel for its Metro Ethernet deployment.

The Silk network, valued in excess of US$1million, will feature Nortel's Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) and Provider Backbone Transport (PBT) technology. Nortel said PBT makes it simple for service providers like Silk to use Ethernet as the fundamental carrier-grade transport technology.

Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks solution for Silk includes its Metro Ethernet Routing Switch 8600s at the network core and aggregation layers, Metro Ethernet Services Unit 1850s at the access layer, with PBB/PBT technologies enabled for carrier-grade point-to-point and point-to-multipoint Ethernet transport.

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