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China University of Petroleum Improves Collaboration with Nortel Ethernet Solution


BEIJING - Students and staff at China University of Petroleum (CUP) will benefit from university-wide multimedia collaboration technologies powered by an Ethernet networking solution from Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT].

To improve communications among its 40,000 staff and students, the university recently launched a network upgrade program that will provide high-speed Ethernet services across its campuses at Dongying City in Shandong Province, Huangdao in Qingdao, Shandong Province, and at Changping, Beijing. This upgrade will include support for IPv6, the next generation Internet Protocol which substantially improves security and scalability. CUP is one of China’s first universities to support IPv6.

The Nortel solution addresses CUP’s requirement for trans-regional teaching and administration by enabling capabilities including video on demand, IP telephony, real-time distance education, and multimedia teaching. The network will also improve collaboration with other universities through high-speed links into the China Education and Research Network (CERNET).

“Rolling out this sophisticated network across our campuses will not only ensure digitalized teaching and research, but also form a solid foundation for future adoption of new technology and new applications,” said Wang Jian, director of the Center for Information at CUP. “This initiative is the latest example of how our university uses cutting-edge technology, such as Nortel’s Ethernet solution, to provide the most valuable learning experiences for our students that we can.”

“By enabling management of a staggering number of devices on the same network simultaneously, IPv6 will be critical in helping China University of Petroleum realize the benefits of Hyperconnectivity, a new era in which everything that can be connected to the network, will be connected,” said Huang Yanwen, general manager of Enterprise Networks, Nortel China. “Innovative technologies that combine the richness of IT applications with the intelligence of next-generation networks will dramatically increase value for enterprises and consumers. Empowered by Nortel’s Ethernet solution, CUP will be able to encourage online collaboration across campuses, and deliver any kind of learning content wherever and whenever it’s needed.”

China University of Petroleum’s new network is built using the Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 8600 in a Resilient Terabit Cluster, which provides CUP with high-availability and no single point of failure. The network also includes the Ethernet Routing Switch 4500 at the edge, while CUP also deployed Nortel’s virtual chassis stacking technology delivering performance of up to 320Gbps, ensuring scalability and resilience. Finally an Ethernet Routing Switch 2500 offering convergence-ready flexibility, high-speed connectivity and cost-effectiveness to deploy next-generation technology.

Working together, these technologies enable high-speed Ethernet services which with support for new protocols like IPv6, are cost-effective and scalable in meeting future demands.

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