Operational OC192 backbone crosses the United States

March 20, 2001

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HERNDON, Va. -- An OC-192 Internet Protocol (IP) backbonecapableof transmitting broadcasts of all 32 opening round games of the NCAA men'sbasketballtournament from Los Angeles to New York in less than two minutes was createdusing technologies and services from NEC America Public Networks Group.When one of the world's largest carriers made a commitment to build one ofthemost powerful IP infrastructures in the industry, it turned to NEC PNG foritsstate-of-the-art equipment, turnkey technology and timely implementation.From product inception to implementation, NEC met or beat the requiredtimelinein every instance. In addition, NEC's cost-effective SpectralWave® DWDMOC-192transponders provided the flexibility, capacity, and ease-of-integrationnecessaryto complete this forward-looking project.

The infrastructure for this state-of-the-art backbone was installed by NEC'sNetwork Engineering and Implementation group. The network's implementationofNEC's OC-192 IP backbone links – which represents the largest operationaldeploymentof this service capability in the market – forms two paths, coast to coast,acrossthe United States.

“The SpectralWave family enabled the carrier to deliver a next-generation,coast-to-coastIP backbone that meets and exceeds today's needs for broadband-hungry dataapplications,”said Dr. Rikio Maruta, senior vice president, NEC America, Inc.


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