OPTera Packet Edge 100 Ethernet switch card for OPTera Metro 4000 Multiservice Platform delivers Ethernet services over SDH networks

February 11, 2002

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LONDON -- Nortel Networks(NYSE:NT)(TSE:NT.) today announced availability of OPTera Packet Edge 100 Ethernet switch card for OPTera Metro 4000 Multiservice Platform, enabling Ethernet delivery over synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) transport networks. To address enterprise demand for extension of Ethernet traffic outside local area networks (LANs), OPTera Packet Edge 100 aims to help service providers maximise return on existing SDH infrastructure by increasing bandwidth efficiency, and by reducing network complexity and operating costs. OPTera Packet Edge 100 enables service providers to transport enterprise Ethernet traffic between sites by supporting high Quality of Service (QoS) Ethernet Private Line (EPL) connectivity services. Benefits include reduced need for costly routers on customer premises, which can lower both capital and operational expenditures. OPTera Packet Edge 100 signals an evolution in SDH networks - beyond established TDM private or leased line services - aimed at lowering costs, and at providing enhanced attributes like bandwidth tunability, which can create additional value for packet-oriented multiservice offers. "Our customers have a large installed base of SDH networks, and it is crucial that we help them to realize their full value," said Marco Pagani, president, Metro Optical, Nortel Networks. "This Ethernet over SDH solution creates a new service for our OPTera Metro 4000 platform, enabling service providers to offer excellent service levels to enterprise customers, and to provide greater granularity in the bandwidth they offer compared to TDM."Nortel Networks Corp.

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