BTI Photonic Systems Inc.

BTI Photonic Systems Inc.

March 28, 2007 04:09 ET

Vtesse Networks Selects BTI Photonic Systems for Network Supporting Large UK Financial Institution

BTI extends network backbone to deliver gigabit services across four cities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2007) - BTI Photonic Systems, a global supplier of microWDM networking solutions for the delivery of gigabit services, today announced Vtesse Networks is using its optical networking platform, Netstender, to extend the capacity and reach of their backbone network in order to support one of the UK's largest financial institutions. Vtesse, the UK's largest supplier of converged optical network services, is leveraging BTI's technology to deliver Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to major financial sites across a 10 Gigabit Ethernet private line (EPL) backbone.

The backbone built by Vtesse provides the financial institution with a network architecture that delivers voice, video, and data to its major sites. With Vtesse's high-capacity fiber network to deliver reliable gigabit services connectivity the institution is able deliver high volume bandwidth-hungry applications throughout their network. Vtesse chose BTI's carrier grade platform with its integrated optical amplifiers, optical multiplexers, and 2.5 gigabit wavelength regeneration capabilities to deliver a platform that was flexible to meet a range of architecture deployments that included supports for single working bidirectional fiber on part of the network that was fiber constrained. The integration of all the optical functions into Netstender provides Vtesse with complete network visibility from their network operations center for greater manageability.

"BTI's microWDM was the most cost effective solution that met the stringent requirements and provided full management visibility of all key optical functions on this mission critical network," said Alan Mitchell, CTO of Vtesse Networks. "The microWDM solution provides us with the means and flexibility to easily expand the network as the delivery requirements for new broadband services increase."

The BTI Netstender combines optical layer functions into one platform creating an easy-to-manage system that is easily integrated into the network to extend reach and expand fiber capacity. Vtesse is leveraging BTI's platform to interconnect networks between Leeds, York, Middleborough, and Newcastle.

"As more businesses require greater network support for the delivery of gigabit services, Network Operators are adopting more flexible technologies to build out their fiber reach and extend the capacity of their fiber assets," said Paul Harrison, Vice President Global Sales of BTI Photonic Systems. "Our solution allows Vtesse to meet their immediate and future fiber capacity expansion requirements in a flexible and cost-effective manner with a pay as you grow network solution."

About Vtesse

Vtesse Networks is now the UK's foremost provider of advanced optical networking services for financial sector companies. It specializes in the bespoke design, build and management of regional and national gigabit optical networks that provide its customers with high-bandwidth, ultra-resilient, cost-effective communications. In doing so, Vtesse Networks cuts out the inflexibility and expense of legacy WAN solutions.

The dedicated infrastructure provided by Vtesse Networks completely bypasses incumbent last mile infrastructure and carrier backbones, and as such offers customers the first real alternative to legacy leased lines and incumbent tails. By removing the complexity of traditional nationwide networks, Vtesse Networks delivers a single managed infrastructure with exceptional end-to-end performance.

About BTI Photonic Systems

BTI Photonic Systems helps service providers respond rapidly and cost-effectively to the skyrocketing demand for bandwidth in today's gigabit world. Our Netstender™ platform-the industry's first microWDM system with an open photonic-layer architecture-extends high-bandwidth transport services to the metro network's edge. By consolidating key transport capabilities (DWDM/CWDM, optical multiplexing, amplification, dispersion compensation and wavelength translation) within a single network element, Netstender delivers industry-leading capital and operational savings while future-proofing networking capabilities. Addressing the needs for fiber relief and reach extension-and enabling 10G, 1G, and metro Ethernet service overlays-Netstender allows carriers to deliver gigabit services economically while dramatically increasing their overall market footprint.

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