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London, United Kingdom, 2008/12/08 - Sorrento Networks announced that Neos Networks, has deployed the Sorrento GigaMux wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) products to increase the capacity of its expansive network that supports thousands of subscribers in the UK.
Sorrento Networks today announced that Neos Networks, a leading telecom network operator in Europe, has deployed the Sorrento GigaMux wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) products to increase the capacity of its expansive network that supports thousands of subscribers in the United Kingdom (UK). Neos selected Sorrento’s platform to support the increasing optical bandwidth needs associated with high-speed data communications and video.
Through its implementation of Sorrento’s GigaMux 3200 platform, Neos can seamlessly add capacity to its existing WDM infrastructure without interrupting traffic signals. This gives the company the flexibility to build out its optical ring and mesh networks across the UK to respond to customers’ needs on demand. Neos is currently using the GigaMux 3200 to support 1Gb Ethernet, 2.5 GB services and 10 GB local-area and wide-area networking capabilities for its broad customer base.
“By cost-effectively increasing our network bandwidth we can make more next-generation consumer and business services available to our customers faster,” said Adrian Pike, group director of Neos Networks. “Sorrento’s GigaMux platform gives us the level of flexibility we need to remain competitive in this fast-growth environment.”
Sorrento’s GigaMux 3200 WDM platform enables Neos to deliver high-speed services with significantly reduced capital outlay and fewer management requirements than other optical networking products. A protocol-independent design allows the GigaMux platform to transport and extend the traffic of SONET/SDH, layer 2/3 Ethernet and SAN simultaneously and in their native format. This unmatched level of flexibility and control allows Neos Networks to add or upgrade bandwidth incrementally based on traffic requirements.
“As traffic grows and urban networks become more complex, regions like the UK where Neos operates are seeing unprecedented growth of WDM in their metropolitan networks,” said Jim Nevelle, CEO of Sorrento Networks. “Our GigaMux equipment allows operators like Neos to build highly cost-efficient transport networks that allow them to extend their services to the metro core and metro access faster than their competitors.”
About Neos Networks
Neos Networks is part of the Scottish and Southern Energy Group, a FTSE Top 40 company employing 14,000+ staff with a turnover of £11.9 billion. Formed in 1997, Neos’ objective was to provide innovative, flexible and cost-effective communications solutions to its customers and this mirrors its ongoing philosophy. Neos is one of the most financially secure service providers in the UK, not to mention profitable. Achieving substantial new business growth in 2007 while maintaining minimal customer churn. This has been achieved by investing in the network, putting customers first, delivering quality projects on time and on budget and ensuring an extremely high service level once installed. Neos is a network operator with a product set focused on the provision of L1 and L2 connectivity for other carriers, network integrators and B2B delivered over its extensive owned UK fibre network.
About Sorrento Networks - Optical Networks Made Simple
Sorrento Networks (sorrentonet.com) is a global provider of metro optical access solutions, offering an edge-to-regional CWDM, DWDM and ROADM product portfolio to carriers and enterprises. Sorrento Networks’ GigaMux and GigaEdge optical transport products efficiently add bandwidth to clients’ networks and transport mission-critical services and applications across the network infrastructure. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colo., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Stuttgart, Germany.