Tellabs Adds New Feature Pack and Industry Successes to its Tellabs® 6300 System Nodes

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, September 27// -- Both the Tellabs® 6325 Edge Node and the Tellabs® 6315 Metro Ethernet Node successfully demonstrated interoperability at the multi-vendor carrier Ethernet interoperability test completed by EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center). Following the test, Tellabs is participating at the live interoperability showcase at CEWC (Carrier Ethernet World Congress).

CEWC is the official conference of the Metro Ethernet Forum organised by IIR in Madrid, Spain, September 26-29, 2006. At the conference Tellabs also announced the Carrier Ethernet Certification by Iometrix of the Tellabs 6325 node, as well as the launch of the node's Feature Pack 1.1.

The CEWC 2006 interoperability event verified multi-vendor Carrier Ethernet infrastructures offering business and residential services. This test explored major new MEF and IEEE standards for the first time, and implemented more advanced services in the test network. Equipment vendors verified real-world implementations of Carrier Ethernet standards and improved key interoperability aspects.

The Tellabs 6325 Edge Node is an award winning (1), compact Next-Generation Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (NG-SDH) node with very high density. With FP1.1 the Tellabs 6325 node becomes part of Tellabs® AssuredEthernetSM solution as it adds another key application to its capabilities: the delivery of carrier-class data services. The Tellabs 6325 node offers hard Quality of Service (QoS) at minimum bandwidth consumption with Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based Ethernet. Furthermore, the 1U high Tellabs 6325 node FP1.1 provides features expected in a fully-featured Multi-Service Provisioning Platform (MSPP) including Multiplex Section Protection (MSP) 1+1 network protection, redundant matrices, power and synchronisation. All this enables carriers to cost-effectively transform the way networks are built and to offer new profitable services to end-users.

During the award ceremony on Tuesday, September 26th at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress, Iometrix test laboratories certified that the Tellabs 6325 Edge Node operating at the User Network Interface (UNI) delivers Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet-Local Area Network (E-LAN) services compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) MEF 9 and MEF 14 technical specifications. Both the Tellabs 6325 node and the Tellabs 6315 node now provide the assurance of this certification and are strong network migration solutions for carriers world-wide.

(1) At this year's Globalcomm 2006 trade show in Chicago, this product won the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) award for "Innovation in Technology - Optical Networks"

About Tellabs

Tellabs advances telecommunications networks to meet the evolving needs of users. Broadband solutions from Tellabs enable service providers to deliver high-quality voice, video and data services over wireline and wireless networks around the world. Ranked among the BusinessWeek InfoTech 100, Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index, NASDAQ Global Select Market and the S&P 500.


The European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) offers vendor-neutral network test facilities for manufacturers, service providers, and enterprise customers. Primary business areas include interoperability, conformance, and performance testing for Ethernet in enterprise and service provider environments, Triple Play, MPLS / IP network technologies and applications. EANTC provides independent network-related services, consulting and seminars. For more information contact Carsten Rossenhövel, Managing Director, at +49.30.3180595-0 or via e-mail at For the full release see A 16-page, detailed technical test report is available for download at

About IIR

IIR is the world's leading knowledge and skills transfer company with a global network of 47 companies and 112 operating units. IIR provides business executives with knowledge and skills through training, conferences, seminars, e-Learning, blended solutions, exhibitions, consulting and mentoring.

IIR's market leading Optical Transmission industry conference portfolio provides technical forums and networking opportunities for the industry in EMEA and globally. For more information, visit

Source: Tellabs UK Ltd

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