Yenra : Networking : CWDM : Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing : CWDM Platform for Three-City Backbone Network

Sorrento Networks today announced that Dutch Internet service provider BIT (Business Internet Trends) has built a three-city regional backbone network using Sorrento's JumpStart CWDM system. BIT is one of the Netherlands' leading Internet service providers focused on serving the business market.

BIT first deployed JumpStart in September 2002 and recently expanded this network by adding a third city to form a regional ring with a circumference of 260 km. Supporting Gigabit Ethernet for enterprise customer applications, BIT's CWDM network uses just a single optical fiber to carry the traffic between each add/drop node plus a protection fiber for redundancy. Sorrento Networks' Northern European distribution partner, Infraconcepts, supported BIT with the design and implementation of this network.

"We needed reliable and cost-effective optical networking equipment to light up the intercity connections between our major router points of presence," commented Michel van Osenbruggen, chief executive officer of BIT. "Sorrento's CWDM capability met our requirements and budget, and was simple to deploy, provision and monitor." He continued, "With JumpStart's ease of use and Infraconcepts' straightforward support, deploying our regional network was easier than we had anticipated."

Manfred Seehagen, Sorrento's vice president of European operations, said, "We are pleased with how BIT and Infraconcepts have leveraged CWDM to expand BIT's addressable market in the Netherlands. This deployment is a great example of how Sorrento simplifies the process of planning and deploying optical networks. We look forward to additional opportunities to work with both companies."

Sorrento Networks' JumpStart-400 is a cost-effective coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) platform that is ideal for optical access and transport applications. Through protocol flexibility, operational simplicity and compact size, Sorrento's CWDM products make it easy for customers to deploy revenue-generating services quickly and affordably even in remote or space-constrained locations. Sorrento Networks also offers GigaMux, a metro and regional dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) system designed for high-performance, multi-protocol transport.

BIT is an ISP for the business market, focusing on advanced tailor-made solutions for electronic communication.

Infraconcepts provides innovative fiber optic, cable, wireless, and optical networking products.

Sorrento Networks makes optical networking equipment for carriers and enterprises worldwide.