Riverstone lands equipment contract with Telefonica
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Riverstone lands equipment contract with Telefonica

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 31 October 2002, 08:00 Hrs
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SANTA CLARA: Riverstone Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq:RSTN - News) a pioneer in metropolitan area networking, today announced that Telefonica de Espana, S.A.U., Spain's incumbent provider and a subsidiary of the world's fourth largest telecommunications company Telefonica, will deploy Riverstone's RS family of routers as part of Spain's largest broadband network rollout. The nationwide deployment, known as eBA, or e-Broadband Access, will deliver advanced Ethernet services to Telefonica de Espana's largest enterprise customers throughout Spain.

Telefonica de Espana will deploy Riverstone's RS 38000 and RS 8600 metro routers to create and deliver premium services to its business customers, including bandwidth guarantees, fast recovery times, customized backup resources, and advanced multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)-based services. Telefonica de Espana carefully evaluated a range of solutions and determined that Riverstone's technology best enabled the broadband services that their customers require to compete in a global economy.

"For carriers in Europe and throughout the world, Telefonica de Espana is setting the standard for a new generation of broadband services," said Romulus Pereira, president and CEO of Riverstone Networks. "This is a tremendous validation of our market strategy, technology leadership, and vision of global metropolitan networks."

Riverstone's advanced MPLS portfolio enables Telefonica de Espana to generate additional revenue through the delivery of next-generation Ethernet services over its existing IP network. Leveraging Riverstone's technology, Telefonica de Espana will add connection-oriented properties and SONET-like reliability to its Ethernet network to deliver IP virtual private networks (VPNs), virtual private lines, and virtual private LAN services. Riverstone's MPLS capabilities also allow Telefonica de Espana to prioritize traffic and guarantee service level agreements.

Riverstone has shipped more than 8,000 MPLS ports to many of the most advanced carriers in the world. With enhanced features that bring greater resiliency to IP networks, Riverstone's MPLS technology increases service assurance and enables carriers to guarantee service levels. Riverstone's MPLS portfolio supports both Layer 2 point-to-point (Martini Draft) and point-to-multipoint (Lasserre-vkompella Draft) tunneling and Layer 3 IP VPNs. Recent portfolio enhancements, such as MPLS fast reroute and transparent VPNs, bring greater resiliency to IP networks and reduce the costs associated with creating and delivering services.

Landata Payma, one of the largest system integrators in Spain, worked closely with Riverstone during the evaluation and testing process. Landata Payma will facilitate the eBA deployment and integration, and will provide professional support services following the roll out. Landata Payma is a subsidiary of IBV Corporation, one of Spain's largest industrial corporations.


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