10 companies to show interoperability at MPLS and frame relay Alliance demo at Supercomm

June 17, 2004

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FREMONT, Calif. -- The MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance announced today the 10 companies participating in a multi-vendor interoperability demo at SUPERCOMM 2004, June 22-24 in booth # 21439 - Hall A. The participating vendors will be showcasing MPLS technology, while Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF) members provide a proof of concept Voice over IP application running over an MPLS backbone. Joining forces to test interoperability of MPLS are Agilent Technologies, Alcatel, CIENA Corp., Cisco Systems, MRV, Native Networks, Nortel Networks, Spirent Communications, Tellabs, and World Wide Packets.

"Several key features are being tested in this multi-vendor demonstration, giving MPLS users a look into the future," said Andrew G. Malis of Tellabs, president and chairman of the MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance. "The addition of the MSF members' participation furthers the Alliance's goal to collaborate with other industry forums that provide complimentary technology."

"The MSF is delighted to collaborate with the Alliance in their SUPERDemo," said Roger Ward of BT, president of the Multiservice Switching Forum. "Carriers are looking at integrating VoIP over an MPLS infrastructure and being involved in this demonstration is the first step towards showing the industry that this is a real-world application."

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