November 12, 2007 01:00 ET

Taiwan Post Secures Business Continuity with Nortel Metro Ethernet Solution

Simple and Scalable Platform for Efficient Information Management

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2007) - Taiwan Post, the largest postal, banking and insurance services provider in Taiwan, will ensure customers will continue to be served and catastrophic failure to business operations averted in the event of disaster through a Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) Metro Ethernet solution.

Taiwan Post is ensuring business continuity with Metro Ethernet technology by enabling real-time information backup, access and recovery. In addition to business continuity, Taiwan Post is increasing the effectiveness of its operations by converging multiple existing networks onto a simple, scalable and secure metro infrastructure. The new network, based on Nortel's Optical Metro 5200 DWDM multiservice platform, will enable an efficient and effective information management process to ensure the security of Taiwan Post's valuable information assets.

Nortel's Taiwan channel partner Hauman Technologies is working to deploy the newly converged network, which links Taiwan Post's headquarters with an off-site facility in another part of Taiwan.

"As Taiwan Post's business operations grow, a key priority for Nortel is to provide them with a network that is simple, dependable and scalable. We are delivering a secure and reliable optical networking solution that will enable them to transparently back up business-critical data from any application over a single converged network. This will help ensure that their data is protected," said Y.K. Tsai, regional leader, Taiwan, Nortel. "Taiwan Post chose Nortel for this project because of our leading position in optical networking and because we understand their business continuity needs for the present and into the future."

Use of industry-standard Ethernet technology, even over long distances, ensures seamless interoperability between remote sites. The Nortel Metro Ethernet Networking solutions portfolio helps companies consolidate layers of networking functionality, simplifying any-to-any connectivity and supports a rich set of business connectivity services. This positions customers to reap the benefits of Hyperconnectivity, a new era of networking in which everything that can be connected to the network, is connected. With Nortel's Metro Ethernet solutions, service providers and enterprises can now confidently use Ethernet as a means for delivering the most critical high-bandwidth services, such as business connectivity services, IPTV and mobile video.

The Nortel Optical Metro 5200 is a highly optimized DWDM platform that enables extremely high-speed data transfers over fibre-optic networks. It also provides intuitive network modeling and management tools that simplify deployment and operation of next generation DWDM metropolitan networks.

According to Dell'Oro Group, Nortel is the leader in the global Metro WDM market for eight consecutive years.

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