Embratel expands network capacity and migrates to SDH with Tellabs 6300 managed SDH transport system

January 15, 2004

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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Embratel, Brazil's leading network operator, has acquired the Tellabs 6300(R) managed SDH transport system, which supports Ethernet Private Networks and Ethernet Private Lines and will allow the carrier to provide differentiated voice and data services to its corporate customers. Adding Tellabs' 3rd-generation SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) with Layer 2 switching capabilities puts Embratel one step ahead of the competition with the most modern infrastructure in the country.

Installation of Embratel's Ethernet-over-SDH solutions will initially comprise the Tellabs(R) 6350 switch node, which has become Tellabs fastest seller since its launch. It is the world's most dense digital cross-connect with 4/4/1 connectivity. The second phase will see the deployment of theTellabs(R) 6345 switch node. The Tellabs' solutions will serve Embratel networks in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Porto Alegre (RS), Curitiba (PR), Florianopolis (SC) and Sao Paulo the capital, as well as Sao Jose dos Campos, Campinas and Santos, Belo Horizonte (MG) and Brasilia (DF).

"As Brazil's leading operator, Embratel values advanced technology that guarantees the operation of our networks with reliability and efficiency. The Tellabs 6300 series does just that, allowing us to support new profitable Ethernet services, while making greater operational and capital expenditure savings," said Rafael Alvarez, LAC vice president and general manager.

The Tellabs 6300 Ethernet solution uses MPLS to provide a guaranteed Quality of Services (QoS) not available with standard Ethernet equipment. Instead of relying on simple Ethernet prioritisation mechanisms, the Tellabs 6300 series manages and guarantees the bandwidth delivery within a multipoint network for each data flow.

Due to the Tellabs 6300 series advanced Layer 2 switching functionality, wide area Ethernet networks can be constructed with the same flexibility and scalability as smaller local area networks. "Network operators need to introduce new high-speed voice and data services to their customers today, and our solutions enable them to do this cost-effectively and efficiently," said Anders Gustafsson, president of Tellabs International. "Embratel will now be able to offer differentiated and highly flexible services such as Ethernet Private Networks or Ethernet Private Lines for applications, including Internet access, corporate intranets, voice over IP (VoIP) and video."

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