Using Sycamore Networks' SN 10000 Ultra Long Haul Transport Platform Business/Technology Editors CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 26, 2001-- SN 10000 used to offer up to 160 OC-192/STM-64 waves along key route unmatched in terms of service creation and scalability within KPNQwest's Nordic Ring Sycamore Networks (NASDAQ: SCMR), a leader in intelligent optical networking, today announced that KPNQwest, the leading Pan-European Internet data communications and hosting company, successfully turned up services on a key route in the company's Nordic ring with Sycamore's SN 10000 high-capacity transport platform. KPNQwest recently signed an agreement to supply NORDUnet, the Nordic, Central and Eastern European research network, with a mixed solution of IP Transit and Managed Broadband Services from the capacity created from the recently completed Nordic Ring. "KPNQwest's Nordic Ring network was constructed and lit on time and on budget delivering macro-capacity bandwidth to users within Europe or between continents where access to available high-speed bandwidth is quickly becoming the driver for success," said Ray Walsh, senior vice president and CIO of KPNQwest. "Sycamore was able to deliver a unique high-capacity transport platform quickly, which in turn enabled us to move quickly from concept through deployment to the delivery of new services." KPNQwest's 4,500 km Nordic Ring is a self-healing OC-192/STM-64 fiber-optic ring that when fully lit will provide up to 100 Terabit/s of capacity across six Nordic cities with seamless connectivity to an additional 44 cities on the KPNQwest EuroRings and 150 cities on the Qwest North American fiber-optic network. The span will be used to offer up to 1.6 Terabit/s of capacity between two of the region's largest cities. With the installation of the SN 10000 into the Nordic Ring, KPNQwest is able to set new standards for service creation and scalability in terms of delivering high-speed IP services along the route. "KPNQwest continues to demonstrate industry leadership and the ability to rapidly integrate innovative technology to quickly turn underlying capacity into usable bandwidth," said Eric Swanson, vice president and general manager of Sycamore's Transport Business Unit and co-founder of Sycamore Networks. "With the SN 10000, KPNQwest can now offer their customers services delivered by a resilient network infrastructure that can easily scale as their customers' needs dictate." By deploying the SN 10000 and leveraging its ability to deliver high capacity routes that span up to 4000 kilometers without the need for electrical regeneration, KPNQwest was able to build an innovative and more cost-effective network infrastructure rather would be possible with alternative technologies. With this segment now operational, KPNQwest will provide its full range of wholesale and retail connectivity, networking and hosting services across the Nordic Ring, including its market leading IP VPN and IP Voice networking solutions for business. Sycamore Networks' intelligent transport platforms allow service providers to reduce the capital and operation costs associated with deploying long-haul and ultra long-haul network routes by eliminating network elements and streamlining the deployment of new services. The SN 10000 platform offers a wide range of service interfaces, ranging from Gigabit Ethernet through STM-64c/OC-192c and has been architected to facilitate an upgrade to STM-256/OC-768 so that carriers can meet future customer requirements. About KPNQwest KPNQwest (NASDAQ & ASE: KQIP) is a leading facilities-based, pan-European provider of data-centric services based on Internet Protocol (IP). It is deploying a technologically advanced 20,000km fibre-optic network connecting 50 cities throughout Europe and provides a full portfolio of data-centric IP-based services and other advanced telecommunications services. KPNQwest is one of the largest business ISPs in Europe with operations in 15 countries. KPNQwest has thirteen CyberCenters and three regional mega-CyberCentres in operation on its high-capacity fibre-optic network to provide web-hosting, application sharing and telehousing services. Website: www.kpnqwest.com About Sycamore Networks Sycamore Networks (NASDAQ: SCMR) develops and markets intelligent optical networking products that transport voice and data traffic over wavelengths of light. The Company combines significant experience in data networking with expertise in optics to develop intelligent optical networking solutions for network service providers. Sycamore's products are based on a common software foundation, enabling concentration on the delivery of services and end-to-end optical networking. Sycamore's products and product plans include optical transport, access and switching systems and end-to-end optical network management solutions. Contact Sycamore Networks at www.sycamorenet.com. Note to Editors: Sycamore Networks, etc. are trademarks of Sycamore Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Except for the historical information contained herein, we wish to caution you that certain matters discussed in this news release constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including but not limited to the rate of product purchases by current and prospective customers; the commercial success of the Company's line of intelligent optical networking products; the Company's reliance on a limited number of customers; new product introductions and enhancements by the Company and its competitors; the length and variability of the sales cycles for the Company's products; competition; manufacturing and sourcing risks; variations in the Company's quarterly results; general economic conditions including, stock market volatility and capital market conditions as well as conditions specific to the telecommunications, internet and related industries; and the other factors discussed in the Company's most recently filed Form 10-Q and the other reports filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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KPNQwest Turns Up High Capacity Services On Its Nordic Ring
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