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Press Release -- November 15th, 2011
Source: BTI Systems
Tags: Datacenter, Equipment, Ethernet, MPLS, Wavelength

Digiweb Selects BTI Systems to Connect High-Capacity Network

Ireland Leading Independent Telecom Operator Deploys Solutions from BTI Systems to Replace Core Network and Extend Service Reach

Ottawa - November 15, 2011

BTI Systems, the networking company that creates high-capacity application-aware service infrastructures for the metro, today announced that Dublin-based telecom operator, Digiweb, has replaced its Dublin datacenter backbone network with packet optical networking solutions from BTI Systems. Digiweb, Ireland's leading independent telecom operator, provides Carrier Ethernet, MPLS, broadband voice and data services to a network of government, corporate and residential customers throughout the island.

Driven by the need for a flexible platform to deliver SDH, TDM and Ethernet-based services, Digiweb selected the BTI Systems 7000 Series, as the multi-service packet optical networking platform, along with the 10-port Multiprotocol Muxponder (10-port MXP) and Dual 10G Multiprotocol Transponder (10G DTPR). Together, these combine WDM capacity and regional reach extension with optical service delivery, integrated Carrier Ethernet switching capabilities and service aggregation for various protocols onto high-capacity wavelengths in one platform.

With dense fiber coverage throughout Dublin, Digiweb now has dedicated fiber channels and wavelength management on one platform, avoiding the capital expenditure that would have been required to augment its fiber network infrastructure, and ensuring available network bandwidth and fiber capacity. The BTI Systems 7000 Series provides convergence of the service layer with the optical and transport layer, simplifying the network, providing scalable wavelength and Ethernet service capacity and giving Digiweb the foundation to build a robust, cost-effective and agile metro services infrastructure.

"We chose BTI Systems because the products are flexible and cost-effective, which are both necessary to help us establish a network that will allow to us scale," said Alan Weadick, head of Networks and Voice for Digiweb. "The ability to work alongside the engineering team in-country at BTI Systems' development center in Belfast ensured we would meet our goal of ensuring the high-capacity backbone necessary to deliver a broader range of innovative services for our customers. This scalability coupled with our fiber assets gives us the assurance that the network can scale to the terabit level required to serve our customers into the future."

"This is a key win for BTI Systems, not only because we are replacing competing equipment, but also because it is another example of our ongoing commitment to the European market and our ability to solve network challenges across the region," said VP of EMEA Sales for BTI Systems, Jim Crum. "Digiweb is our first customer in Ireland, but it has the same challenges network operators face around the globe - dealing with a highly-competitive market and shifting customer demands - so having a network platform like the 7000 Series that can scale without requiring major operational investments is a key building block to a more profitable business."

About Digiweb

Digiweb is Ireland's leading independent telecommunications company. Founded in 1997 and with head offices in Dublin, Digiweb is a full-service national communications and managed services provider. It provides nationwide broadband access, enterprise data networks, data centre and web hosting services, managed services and telephony to residential, business and public sector customers. By virtue of its national wireless network and satellite services, Digiweb owns and operates Ireland's largest alternative last-mile access network.
www.digiweb.ie

Media Contacts for BTI Systems:

Europe:
Jennifer Manning
Cohesive Communications
+44(0)1291 626200
jenniferm@cohesive.uk.com

North America:
Carmen A. Harris
Connect2 Communications
+1.919.435.9115
carmen@connect2comm.com

About BTI Systems

BTI Systems is the innovative networking company that creates high-capacity, application-aware service infrastructures for metropolitan networks. With its suite of packet optical networking and intelligent service delivery platforms, BTI Systems provides a scalable foundation for network operators to create a dynamic, responsive network to scale capacity and deliver a mix of applications, services and content. More than 300 customers throughout the globe rely on BTI Systems to monetize service delivery and simplify end-to-end service management. Headquartered in North America, BTI Systems operates regional sales, marketing, and R&D centers of excellence throughout the world. For more information, visit www.btisystems.com.

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