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April 13, 2011

German Carrier K-net Picks Orckit-Corrigent to Upgrade its Transport Network

Orckit-Corrigent, a Packet Transport Network (PTN) vendor, announced thatK-net Telekommunikation, a German telecom service provider, deployed Orckit-Corrigent’s MPLS based CM-4000 PTN switches and CM-View network management system.

The German service provider also leveraged 3M (News - Alert) Services' support to upgrade its transport networking infrastructure offering enterprise VPN and Carrier-of-Carrier applications.

“As a company serving more than 250 customers including large enterprises, we evaluated packet transport solutions that offered high quality of service, bandwidth scalability, and affordability,” said Hans Dengel, technical director of K-net, in a statement.

Orckit-Corrigent's products address K-net’s requirements. The operator’s association with 3M services enables the service provider to facilitate a wide services package for Orckit-Corrigent's technologies.

“Orckit-Corrigent is pleased to welcome K-net to our growing customer base,” said Izhak Tamir, co-founder, chairman of the Board and president of Orckit Communications (News - Alert). “This order strengthens our position as a leading Packet Transport Network Vendor, and greatly enhances our strategic partnership with 3M Services.”

For Orckit-Corrigent, this is the fourth major order from European carriers over the past four months. Operators such as EnviaTEL, VSE NET (News - Alert) and Cegecom also chose Orckit-Corrigent's PTN solutions and 3M Services' solutions to expand their networking infrastructure.

“K-net’s decision once again highlights the market acceptance of Orckit-Corrigent's innovative solutions,” said Manfred Brandt, managing director of 3M Services.

Recently, Orckit Communications announced VSE NET GmbH, a German regional telecom service provider, selected Orckit-Corrigent’s PTN solution and 3M Services’ first-line support for upgrading its transport networking infrastructure with Packet technologies.

The deal includes Orckit-Corrigent’s CM-4000 PTN metro aggregation switches and CM-11 multi-service access switch besides also including CM-View, the corresponding network management system.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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