TORONTO -- Cox Communications, Inc. (NYSE:COX), one of the largest multiservice broadband communications companies in North America, has awarded Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT) (TSX:NT) a three-year supply agreement estimated at approximately US$65 million.
Under this new agreement, Cox will continue to deploy products from Nortel Networks comprehensive portfolio to expand its subscriber base, and continue to offer 'best-in-class' telecommunications services."We have had tremendous success with our telephone and optical transport services and we will further expand our network to accommodate growth," said Albert Young, vice president, Telephony and Transport Engineering, Cox Communications. "We are committed to leveraging our existing infrastructure, and to complementing it with best-in-class technology to offer our residential and business customers a very affordable, convenient bundle of high-quality communications services. We chose Nortel Networks because of our previous history of success with them."As part of the supply agreement, Cox plans to deploy Nortel Networks Optical Ethernet and next generation SONET equipment -- including Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 3100, 3400 and 3500 Multiservice Platforms -- to increase network capacity and enhance its ability to offer best-in-class telecommunications services.Cox also expects to deploy products from Nortel Networks proven DMS telephony switching portfolio to enable cost-effective accommodation of additional residential and commercial telephone subscribers. Cox will be able to leverage investments in DMS in future deployments of voice over IP (Internet Protocol) technologies and architectures.Cox Communications Inc.Nortel Networks Corp.