St George, Australia’s fifth largest bank, has deployed a high-speed Nortel network to provide more reliable communications between its head office and business continuity sites.
The bank said it was looking for a network solution that could not only support voice and video conferencing, but also its customer relationship management (CRM) and other applications. In Nortel’s 10 gigabit Optical Metro solution, it believes it has found it.
New applications like video conferencing and VoIP put a much greater emphasis on the reliability and resiliency of the network, said Paul Bristow, St George’s executive manager of IT network services.
In Nortel, we found a solution that gives us the high levels of performance we need to maintain a consistent top level of customer service. Nortel’s technology is based on open standards, which allow us to continue building leading networks while retaining the freedom of choice in vendors.