Tuesday, June 24, 2008

China Telecom Americas Selects Cisco IP NGN

China Telecom Americas will base its network on the Cisco IP NGN architecture and has become a Cisco Powered Program member with service designations in MPLS-based IP virtual private network (VPN) and Carrier Ethernet. Financial terms were not disclosed.

China Telecom Americas currently operates multiple super points of presence (PoPs) that aggregate traffic across North America. China Telecom America's backbone expansion includes three new Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing Systems. These join existing Cisco XR 12000 Series Routers for the network core infrastructure, which ties into the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) for TDM service aggregation. The Cisco 15454 MSPP is used in the role of international TDM gateway platform supporting SONET for traffic bound for CTA's U.S. markets and supporting SDH for traffic bound for CTA's China and other international markets.

China Telecom Americas offers services in the United States and Canada, and is expanding into South America. The services are designed to expand the MPLS-based IP VPN access reach via ChinaNet and CN2, a next-generation carrier network.