vitroconnect Backbone Network Relies on Tellabs


Tellabs Packet Optical Solution adds reliability and flexibility to vitroconnect's backbone network

HIGH WYCOMBE, UK, - vitroconnect, the FTTx service provider in Germany with more than 10,000 kilometers of glass fiber network cable, relies on the Tellabs® 7100 Optical Transport System in building its backbone network.

Demand for high-bandwidth services is growing rapidly in Germany. The networks are under constant pressure to provide the differentiating services that customers require. Tellabs' optical solution provides the reliability and flexibility required in the heart of vitroconnect's network.

The Tellabs 7100 series is a ROADM-based WDM system, which provides flexible, virtually unlimited bandwidth and industry-leading reliability of 99.9999% (six nines). In addition, the optical system is very easy to operate with state-of-the-art monitoring, self-restoring, automatically adjusting and troubleshooting capabilities.

Less is more with the system-on-a-blade concept

Service providers need to increase density and reduce costs. Increased density produces more energy-efficient networks and architectures. The Tellabs 7100 series addresses this need with the high-density system-on-a-blade concept.

Tellabs has integrated advanced technologies into a single blade rather than requiring separate network elements to do the same work. Tellabs' ROADM-based optical solution provides higher bandwidth capabilities with fewer network modules and in a smaller footprint. In addition, the network is easy to expand, as a result of the system-on-blade concept.

"We need to be able to fully trust our backbone network. Tellabs' solution provides not only reliability, but it can also meet the unpredictable bandwidth needs of our customers," said Michael Lakenbrink, Head of Sales of vitroconnect. "In addition, we can cut capital and operating expenses by seamlessly adding new services and locations in a matter of hours, not weeks."

"The Tellabs 7100 system sets no services or bandwidth boundaries for vitroconnect. Our optical solution will enable vitroconnect to grow and expand as it wishes," said Tarcisio Ribeiro, Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Tellabs. "Tellabs has integrated the latest Carrier Ethernet and optical network switching technology into the platform to provide high-speed, high-bandwidth services at lower cost."

Local partner complements Tellabs' optical solution

As part of this deal, Tellabs partnered with Dimension Data, an ICT services solutions provider. Tarcisio Ribeiro notes, "The Tellabs 7100 system provides the heart of the backbone network, and Dimension Data complements the solution with services and technical expertise to support the local requirements in Germany."

About vitroconnect

vitroconnect provides one of the leading Open Access platforms within telecommunications. vitroconnect is part of the Essen based vitronet group - an investment of the VENTIZZ Capital Fund IV. L.P. and RWE Deutschland AG. vitroconnect operates a nationwide backbone in Germany to provide its customers with high bandwidth internet connectivity mainly based on FTTx. Among the customers are regional and city providers as well as nationwide ISPs and energy suppliers. www.vitroconnect.de

About Dimension Data

Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.com

About Tellabs

Tellabs innovations advance the smart mobile Internet and help our customers succeed. That's why 80% of the top global communications service providers choose our mobile backhaul, packet optical, business and services solutions. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks.

Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300(TM) Patent Index, the S&P MidCap 400 Index and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes. www.tellabs.com

CONTACT: media, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Sonny Waheed, +44.871.574.7035, sonny.waheed@tellabs.com; or North and Latin America, Marta Kwiatek, +1-630-798-2524, marta.kwiatek@tellabs.com; or Asia Pacific, Yvonne Cheong, +65.6215.6334, yvonne.cheong@tellabs.com

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