Bharti Telenet deploys Nortel’s platform in Haryana

CIOL Bureau
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BANGALORE: Bharti Telenet Ltd. has deployed Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 4000

Multiservice Platform, a high capacity optical SDH (synchronous digital

hierarchy) backbone for its fixed-line TouchTel in the state of Haryana. Bharti

plans to deliver fixed-line services to Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh,

Haryana and Tamil Nadu.


"Nortel Networks Metro Optical backbone will provide us with a distinct

competitive advantage by allowing us to provide our customers cost-effective,

high-bandwidth services such as high-speed Internet access for data

transmission, streaming video and video conferencing, among others," said

Bharti Telenet Ltd. (Haryana), CEO, Sumanjit Chaudhry. "Nortel Networks

solution was selected because of the company’s proven technology leadership in

optical networking."

"Nortel Networks has significant, first-hand experience in enabling new

operators to gain rapid market entry worldwide, and we are delighted to work

with Bharti Telenet as they establish a first-mover advantage in the private

operator sector of India’s rapidly evolving telecommunications market,"

said Nortel Networks India’s managing director, Joseph Samuel. "This also

signals a first for us. It was Nortel Networks first major optical network

deployment in India."

OPTera metro 4000 is part of Nortel Networks complete, flexible Optical Metro

portfolio, which harnesses the power of SDH/SONET and Ethernet technology to

extend the value of optical networks and positions service providers to offer

innovative and profitable voice, multimedia and data services.

Nortel Networks ranked # 1 in next generation SDH/SONET worldwide with more

than a 48 percent share for the first three quarters of 2001, according to the

Yankee Group. Nortel Networks also remained the industry leader in the global

metro DWDM market for the third quarter of 2001, holding nearly 37 percent of

the market, according to the Dell ‘Oro Group.