NEC Technology Powers IP Backbone

HERNDON, Va. -- An OC-192 Internet Protocol (IP) backbone capable of transmitting broadcasts of all 32 opening round games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament from Los Angeles to New York in less than two minutes was created using technologies and services from NEC America Public Networks Group. When one of the world's largest carriers made a commitment to build one of the most powerful IP infrastructures in the industry, it turned to NEC PNG for its state-of-the-art equipment, turnkey technology and timely implementation. From product inception to implementation, NEC met or beat the required timeline in every instance. In addition, NEC's cost-effective SpectralWave® DWDM OC-192 transponders provided the flexibility, capacity, and ease-of-integration necessary to complete this forward-looking project.

The infrastructure for this state-of-the-art backbone was installed by NEC's Network Engineering and Implementation group. The network's implementation of NEC's OC-192 IP backbone links – which represents the largest operational deployment of this service capability in the market – forms two paths, coast to coast, across the United States.

“The SpectralWave family enabled the carrier to deliver a next-generation, coast-to-coast IP backbone that meets and exceeds today's needs for broadband-hungry data applications,” said Dr. Rikio Maruta, senior vice president, NEC America, Inc.

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