Verizon Selects Tellabs for its Advanced Optical Transport Network

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 11 / Verizon has selected the Tellabs® 7100 optical transport system to provide next-generation solutions in the backbone of its metro networks. Initially Verizon will deploy the Tellabs® 7100 system to provide enhanced reliability and efficiency in its FiOS Fiber-to-the-Premises triple-play network. Later, Verizon will use the Tellabs 7100 system to converge all of its core metro services onto flexible, dynamic DWDM (dense wave division multiplexing) transport.

"Together, Verizon and Tellabs are defining the future of advanced optical transport networks optimized for broadband delivery," said Krish Prabhu, Tellabs president and chief executive officer. "Verizon's choice of Tellabs extends the two companies' longstanding relationship of more than 20 years."

The Tellabs® 7100 optical transport system will help simplify Verizon's video, voice and data network, dramatically reducing transport costs and enabling quick response to changing customer needs for services such as video on demand. The Tellabs 7100 system integrates pure optical switching via wavelength selective switches (WSS), ROADM (reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexing), Ethernet switching, next-generation SONET/SDH ADMs (add-drop multiplexers) and DWDM into a single platform. It decreases operating expenses by eliminating network elements and reducing equipment interconnections.

"Tellabs has developed a next-generation optical transport platform that meets Verizon's requirements to significantly reduce the number of transport elements, simplify network creation and customer service activation, and lower the total cost of ownership," said Paul Lacouture, Verizon executive vice president of Engineering and Technology.

Verizon is one of the first North American carriers to deploy mesh optical networking and optical drop and continue capabilities in its core metro networks.

The Tellabs 7100 system is part of the Tellabs® DynamicHome(SM) solution, which enables service providers to deliver advanced video, voice and data services to residences and businesses.

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.

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