BT and Tellabs sign Ethernet access equipment deal

10 Dec 2008

BT Group has inked a five-year deal with network hardware vendor Tellabs that will see the latter support the migration of BT customers from traditional leased lines. Tellabs will provide its Ethernet-based mobile backhaul solution as BT prepares to move its subscriber base on to its new, higher capacity 21st Century Network (21CN). The solution will enable BT’s customers to converge all their 2G and 3G traffic across an Ethernet infrastructure. ‘Our customers demand a comprehensive solution, which is both scalable and flexible in delivering their 2G, 3G voice and data services,’ said George Nazi, managing director of BT’s 21CN programme. ‘We chose the Tellabs solution because it brings manageability, flexibility and scalability in meeting these demands.’ No financial details of the agreement have been announced.

United Kingdom, BT Group (incl. Openreach), Tellabs Equipment