40G transponders scale existing network to four times the bandwith capacity.
UK-based Surf Telecoms, a supplier of managed services, has selected Nortel’s optical service to unleash additional capacity on its regional optical network.
According to Nortel, the express network, due to come into service in December 2008, is expected to help Surf Telecoms activate and deliver better services. The network upgrade is also expected to extend the efficiency of Surf Telecoms’ existing WDM networks and operations by aggregating more traffic onto 10G before regional transport.
The Nortel service is expected to help SURF Telecoms get up to four times the existing capacity when required by plugging 40G transponders into the existing Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 terminals on the Surf Telecoms optical network.
SURF Telecoms is a southwest and Wales-badsed supplier of managed services such as dark optical fibre, carrier wholesale bandwidth and leased lines.
Steve Blew, commercial manager of Surf Telecoms, said: Nortel’s solution is simplicity itself in that it enabled us to continue to use Surf Telecoms existing network assets, increase network capacity and speed up service delivery across the whole of our region. Our network investment is protected too, as by using 40G transponders, we can simply scale the existing network to four times the bandwidth capacity without any network re-engineering.
Peter Newcombe, president carrier networks at Nortel, said: SURF Telecoms is upgrading its network to ensure its customers can ride the building UK bandwidth wave. The Nortel solution delivers competitive advantage by adding a highly scalable express layer across its existing optical networks cost-effectively,optimising management processes and increasing network capacity quickly. As a result there are no bottlenecks and all investments are protected well into the future.