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Nokia D500 next-generation multiservice broadband access platform; aggregation service router boasting 'five nines' availability

January 22, 2002

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ESPOO, Finland -- Nokia today announced the availability of the Nokia D500 next generation multiservice access platform. The Nokia D500 is a high capacity, future-proof access node that allows service providers to begin the transition from their current multiple access networks into an ALL-IP network architecture. The Nokia D500 allows service providers to not only offer today's current fast Internet services more cost efficiently, but it will also help future-proof service providers' broadband access investments. The Nokia D500 offers unequalled backplane capacity, throughput, scalability, multiservice support and seamless upgradability from ATM to IP to support operator network evolution plans. Thus carriers and service providers will be able to introduce voice and multimedia services such as Video on Demand, Pay per View, interactive gaming, video-conferencing, real-time broadcast TV, interactive TV and streamed audio in line with market needs. In addition, service providers can evolve their networks to IP to allow enhanced support for the new services mentioned above at a lower cost point than possible with the current network implementations based on ATM. "The Nokia D500 offers the most attractive balance of performance, density and scalability in the industry, allowing carriers and service providers to truly scale their networks for the mass provisioning of thousands of subscribers," says Mark Slater, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Nokia Broadband System, Nokia. In a separate release:Nokia is showcasing its industry first – an aggregation service router boasting "five nines" availability. The term refers to 99.999 percent availability and SONET-grade (Synchronous Optical Network) service resiliency, essential requirements for delivering industry-leading IP networks. In a recently published whit paper titled "The Five Nines IP Network," Nokia examines how service providers can drive revenue, cut costs and achieve PSTN-grade (Public Switched Telephone Network) availability, thus greatly accelerating the migration to All-IP networks. The paper details the evolution to all IP networks that will eliminate service downtime, help reduce annual operating cots by up to 92 percent, and enable 99.999 percent service availability for applications such as EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), banking, VoIP (Voice Over IP), and multi-media conferencing."Achieving always available, fully resilient IP networks is key for service providers to meet customers' expectations and to benefit from reducing capital expenditures," says Mark Slater, Vice President Sales and Market, Nokia Broadband Systems, Nokia.Nokia Corp.

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