June 07, 2007 11:00 ET

Prosodie Rolls Out Nortel Next-Generation Network in France for Super-Fast Voice and Broadband Data

High-Bandwidth Optical Network Will Connect Six Sites in France

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Prosodie, an online services provider, is rolling out a next-generation network from Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) to improve operational efficiency and support more corporate clients with outsourcing solutions for high-bandwidth communications such as voice, data and multimedia services.

Nortel will connect six major Prosodie sites across the Paris and Rhone-Alpes region of France, converging services over a single enhanced network to deliver the flexibility and bandwidth needed for supporting Prosodie clients wanting to securely outsource all or part of their communications services.

"Today, our corporate clients trust us with the management of their most critical business applications," said Patrice Merrien, head of Infrastructure and Technical Resources at Prosodie. "We have implemented an infrastructure adapted to client needs which is always available, high-performance and flexible. This infrastructure also handles the transmission of voice and data traffic between our different Prosodie sites. Due to the upgradeability and flexibility of the Nortel solution, we now have a simplified method for managing sustained traffic growth while increasing our service availability."

"The new era of Hyperconnectivity where everything that can be connected to the network, will be connected, is fueling huge increases in bandwidth demand. For outsourcing service providers like Prosodie, this trend is multiplied across hundreds of clients in varying locations," said Philippe Morin, president, Metro Ethernet Networks, Nortel. "Nortel focuses its technology on simplifying network complexity and making the numbers of people and devices on the network much easier to manage."

The Prosodie solution will include Nortel Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 and 6100, Nortel Optical Metro 5200 and Nortel Global Services. Optical Multiservice Edge 6500 will provide optical transport via SDH backbone links at 2.5 gbit/s DWDM upgradeable to 10 Gbit/s. This will give the flexibility to add a multitude of services across the 10G infrastructure as Prosodie's business dictates. Optical Multiservice Edge 6100 will take the access traffic levels of 2 Mbit/s to 2.5 Gbit/s and feed them into the 6500. Optical Metro 5200, which is the most widely-used WDM multi-services platform in France and across the world, will enable the underlying WDM transport layer.

Nortel will manage rollout of the solution at the various sites and Prosodie teams will perform the transfer of applications to this new network.

Nortel's Global Services portfolio offers a full range of network application, implementation, management and support services for end-to-end, multi-vendor, multi-technology networks. The Nortel Metro Ethernet portfolio, which includes multiservice optical and carrier Ethernet solutions, enables service providers to address the growth of high-bandwidth video and data applications in their Metro, Regional and long-haul networks.

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