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OFC: NSN's Landfall

Craig Matsumoto

3:05 PM -- SAN DIEGO -- OFC/NFOEC -- Nokia Networks got its first North American installation for the Surpass hiT 7300, the DWDM platform that's a little brother to the flagship hiT 7500.

But it's barely in North America. The win is with GlobeNet, the Brasil Telecom subsidiary that's wiring up the Caribbean with undersea fiber. (See GlobeNet Picks NSN.) One node of the network is in South Florida -- yes, the southernmost state in the Lower 48 -- and that gives NSN its North American landfall.

"We won the dry side of the ring," says Don Kamargo, an NSN program director.

Hey, I won't complain. The 7300 is new, and NSN has a right to be proud of any installation that customers will let it announce.

What's more important: The 7300, intend for metro reaches, has won a job doing long haul, which widens its potential market.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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