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Avaya, Tata Telecom announce 10 gigabit Ethernet solution

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Avaya, a company dealing in corporate communications networking solutions and

services and Tata Telecom, an Indian enterprise communication solution provider,

has announced a 10 Gigabit Ethernet solution designed to help enterprises

optimize their business by expanding their infrastructure bandwidth.

10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networks are expected to deliver the newest

broadband services -- such as all types of streaming media widely and

inexpensively to businesses of all types and sizes.

The Avaya 10GbE technology extends and enhances the performance of Avaya

networks to support real-time, high speed, mission critical business

applications. These include enterprise resource planning, converged voice and

video Internet Protocol (IP) communications used in video conferencing and

distance learning, and large centralized data storage/backup operations.

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It can also be deployed across enterprise campuses to remove network

bottlenecks and can create extended virtual enterprises by increasing the reach

of existing high-speed networks. Avaya's 10GbE technology can also be used in

existing web centers that interface with customers, where delays due to

unpredictable network traffic could significantly reduce service.

The Avaya 10GbE technology is compliant with the draft of the Institute of

Electrical Engineers (IEEE) 802.3ae specification, the 802.1Q Virtual LAN

standard and is compatible with the 802.1p priority tagging. It will also

support Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, DiffServ marking as well as other Avaya

Multiservice switch features.

Upon initial release, three different transceivers will be supported:

850-nanometer for use with multimode fiber with distances up to 300 meters, the

1310-nanometer that will support single mode fiber and a distance of up to 10

km, and finally the 1550-nanometer also supports single mode fiber and a

distance of up to 40 km.

"This is the killer application enabler for businesses to optimize

collaborative communications that interface with their customers." said

Shankar Rao, Senior Product Manager, Avaya's MultiService Networking

Infrastructure Group. "With this introduction, Avaya further establishes

its position as a technology leader in next generation converged voice, video,

and data networking technology, offering its customers a migration to higher

performance and capability with flexible interface options required for next

generation networks", he further added.

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