Tellium Delivers to Qwest
“The StarNet Software Suite, combined with Tellium’s 512-port Aurora Optical Switch, helps facilitate the rapid development and deployment of intelligent mesh optical networks,” said Harry Carr, Tellium’s chairman and CEO. “We view this robust software suite as a key differentiator for Tellium.”
In a separate release:
Tellium, Inc., provider of the world’s first in-service intelligent optical switches, today announced that Qwest Communications International Inc., the broadband Internet communications company, is the first to successfully complete initial testing of Tellium’s 10 gigabit-per-second (Gb/s) network interfaces in Tellium’s high-capacity, scalable Aurora Optical Switch™. Tellium’s Aurora Optical Switch will be deployed as part of Qwest’s all-optical network initiative, which exploits the latest in optical technology to significantly reduce operating costs. By using Tellium’s Aurora Optical Switch in Qwest’s Optical Carrier (OC)-192 or 10 Gb/s network, Qwest will realize greater network capacity, reliability, and capital efficiencies, while maintaining OC-48 (2.5 Gb/s) grooming capabilities.
“We’re pleased with the results of our initial lab testing of Tellium’s Aurora Optical switch,” said Mike Perusse, Qwest’s senior vice president of engineering and technology. “When we signed on with Tellium last fall, we believed it could keep pace with the demands of our optical network. The quality of these test results is encouraging.”