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CCTN implements Nortel Metro Ethernet solution.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-4 September 2008-CCTN implements Nortel Metro Ethernet solution(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

China Cable Television Network's (CCTN), a provider of digital TV services in China, has upgraded its bandwidth capabilities with a Metro Ethernet solution from Nortel (NYSE:NT) (TSX:NT), a supplier of unified telecomms solutions.

According to the company, CCTN, which delivers news, live sporting events, documentaries and other digital TV programming to China Central Television and municipal broadcasters serving over 100m cable TV subscribers, used a Nortel Metro Ethernet solution, based on 10G DWDM technology, to increase network capacity and allow delivery of more channels at higher quality.

CCTN's network is reportedly based on products from Nortel's Metro Ethernet Network portfolio, including the Optical Multi-service Edge 6500 (OME 6500). The OME 6500 consolidates layers of networking, functions, and platforms by using Nortel innovations such as fully tunable transponders equipped with eDCO (electronic Dynamically Compensating Optics) to deliver flexible and scalable Metro Ethernet services.

No financial details were disclosed.

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