Boeing has awarded Nortel Networks a contract worth an estimated $20 million to build a private optical network based on DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) and next generation SONET technology.
Boeing plans to deploy Nortel Networks’ OPTera Long Haul 1600 Optical Line Systems and OPTera Metro 3500 Multiservice Platform in a number of US cities extending over 9,100 miles.
With more than 12,000 network elements installed worldwide, OPTera Long Haul 1600 is said to enable service providers with the ability to optimise their networks through data native interfaces and flexible OADM capabilities.
Additionally, OPTera Long Haul 1600 offers multiservice capabilities, scalability and full interworking functionality with other elements of the network like OPTera Metro 3500.
This helps position service providers to realise significant reductions in lifecycle costs, while providing an easy-to-manage, ‘future proof’ platform designed to address current and future needs.