COLT Bolts to NSN Ethernet Switch

Ethernet in the WAN gets a boost with new solutions for the enterprise

September 23, 2008

1 Min Read

BERLIN -- Nokia Siemens Networks today announces the launch of a new Carrier Ethernet switch designed to bring to the enterprise wide area network (WAN) the benefits of greater bandwidth Ethernet already provides to the LAN.

The A-series 2200 brings the necessary horsepower to the network to fuel demanding business applications, handles voice and data, and also offers high levels of reliability, scalability and security.

Today 99 percent of Local Area Networks are using the Ethernet protocol, which was originally developed as a means of connecting computers, printers, servers and peripheral devices within buildings and campus networks.

Increasingly, however, forward-thinking enterprises are extending Ethernet-collapse backbone LANs across Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN s) in a seamless, cost effective fashion while maintaining native LAN speeds. As a result, the demand for Ethernet services is booming. Much of its popularity is driven by migration from legacy TDM or IPVPN technology from businesses looking to roll out increasingly bandwidth hungry applications.

Nokia Networks

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