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Tellabs introduces converged transport system to support video and high-speed Internet worldwide


New optical product launch strengthens local market commitment

High Wycombe, UK — Tellabs strengthened its commitment to local markets by launching the Tellabs® 7100 optical transport system (OTS) worldwide at the Broadband World Forum Europe show in Berlin.

Growing global user demand for new services, personalization and more choice challenges operators’ networks. As users choose video on demand, HDTV, business Ethernet and storage services, to name just a few trends, service providers need to find solutions to scale these packet-based services cost-effectively.

Lighter and lighter networks

“We are committed to helping operators solve the challenges they face in delivering new services to users,” said Dan Kelly, executive vice president, product development for Tellabs. “The Tellabs 7100 OTS and the Tellabs® 7100 Nano™ OTS are our first truly global transport products, ensuring we can meet the needs of operators anywhere in the world.”

To compete successfully, service providers are looking at upgrading existing transport networks with both Carrier Ethernet and next-generation optical technologies such as ROADM (Re-configurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer).

The Tellabs optical transport system integrates Carrier Ethernet and ROADM to create a platform that economically lights the way to new converged transport networks. The system comprises the compact new Tellabs 7100 Nano OTS and the Tellabs 7100 OTS, both available with SDH capabilities in the fourth quarter of 2007.

The capabilities of the system assure availability of next-generation services, so users get reliable video and data at the speed of light. And with new unified SDH/SONET and native Ethernet switching fabric and enhanced Ethernet aggregation capabilities, service providers can deliver these services even more cost-effectively.

The Tellabs 7100 OTS has gained acceptance in the United States via its inclusion in Verizon’s FiOS build out. The system is part of the solutions Verizon uses to deliver advanced video, Internet and voice services directly to homes. Also used by other leading U.S. service providers, now the Tellabs 7100 OTS is ready to serve carriers outside North America.

Core issues addressed at the network core

The Tellabs 7100 OTS integrates the latest in optical technology to deliver all types of transport services — ROADM, Carrier Ethernet, SAN, video and SDH/SONET — a benefit unique in the industry. Service providers can buy fewer stand-alone Ethernet switches and MSPPs, thus lowering their capital and maintenance expenses, be it at the core, regional, metro or access parts of their networks.

Less is more

With video consuming 16 times more bandwidth than voice, service providers not only need to add more bandwidth but they want to do so quickly, with less time and expense. To address this market need, Tellabs also introduces a new system where, for once, less is more. With the Tellabs 7100 Nano OTS, service providers can quickly deliver more bandwidth, with less cost and complexity. The system packs the power of ROADM, MSPP and Ethernet technology into a compact device, just half the size of comparable systems.

Big performance in a small package

A smaller system shrinks capital and operating costs. The Tellabs 7100 Nano OTS is so compact, it can reduce leasing costs in central offices and data centers, where space is at a premium and one equipment bay can cost hundreds of Euros a month. It also reduces time to revenue, since it can be installed into existing racks in a matter of hours, rather than days. Service providers can transform their traditional transport networks into a converged Ethernet and optical transport network, preserving flexibility and reliability while lowering costs. The system enables service providers to scale up with network needs, using a pay-as-you-grow approach in both small and large metro areas.

Depending on service-provider needs, both the Tellabs 7100 OTS and the Tellabs 7100 Nano. OTS complement a range of Tellabs solutions such as the Tellabs® AssuredEthernetSM solution, the Tellabs® IntegratedMobileSM solution and the Tellabs® DynamicHomeSM solution. For more information visit:


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