Nortel Networks [NYSE/TSX: NT] has completed deployment of a metropolitan ring connecting the central switching stations in Mexico City
and surrounding areas for TELCEL, Latin America's largest wireless operator and leader in Mexico. The new infrastructure connects the strategic nodes of the network, positioning TELCEL to significantly increase voice capacity and
reduce its operational costs.
Nortel Networks deployed Nortel Networks Passport* 7000 and Passport 15000 Multiservice Switches and Passport Packet Voice Gateway (PVG) solutions.
This positioned TELCEL to reduce the number of trunks and evolve the network to a reliable and highly scaleable ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
infrastructure. The network is now in service.
"TELCEL strives to provide its customers with the most advanced wireless services available on the market," said Jorge Gonzalez y Gonzalez, director
of engineering, TELCEL. "By leveraging Nortel Networks leading-edge solutions and extensive experience, we can continue to address the growing
voice and data needs of our customers."
"Nortel Networks provides next generation solutions to its customers in Latin America and around the world, positioning them to develop their networks while reducing costs," said Victor Cervantes, managing director, Nortel Networks Mexico. "This deployment will not only help TELCEL with a more cost-effective infrastructure, but it is also key in the evolution to new wireless services."
Passport 15000 and 7000 are key components of Nortel Networks industry-leading portfolio of multiservice switches, which also includes
Passport 20000. Nortel Networks was the global market share leader in multiservice WAN equipment for the last seven quarters as of year-end 2002,
according to Synergy Research Group. With more than 40,000 systems deployed in over 1,500 customer networks globally, Passport has proven field experience in delivering in-service reliability.