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September 28, 2008

KPN Belgium deploys Nortel 40G-ready optical solution

KPN Belgium is providing broadband services across Belgium using a Nortel 40G-ready optical solution. The updated KPN optical backbone network is expected to increase the network capacity and improve the overall service experience.

By CBR Staff Writer

According to Nortel, its 40G-ready network uses products from its Metro Ethernet Network’s portfolio including Common Photonic Layer and Optical Multiservice Edge 6500. The solution for KPN Belgium features Nortel’s electronic Dynamic Compensating Optics (eDCO) technology. This leverages the value of Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM) in 10G/40G all optical networking, with its enhanced system reach and integrated dispersion management capabilities.

This DWDM solution is capable of supporting 88 x 40G wavelengths (3.52 terabits/sec). Optical service provisioning and network service view are applications within the Nortel optical network manager.

Par Nilsson, CEO of KPN Belgium, said: We aim to free our customers from bandwidth constraints so that users can access the services they need – such as high-speed internet as well as related internet-based applications and services. Carriers all over the world are wrestling with staggering demand for more bandwidth and we believe that our enhanced network equips KPN Belgium to address those challenges and deliver the very best customer experience.

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