TELUS, one of Canada’s leading telecommunications service providers, and Nokia, a global leader in network solutions, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to use Nokia broadband infrastructure to build and support TELUS’ next-generation IP broadband access network
NOKIA PRESS RELEASE November 1, 2005
TELUS and Nokia announce agreement to deliver next-generation IP broadband access network in Canada
Nokia D500 broadband solution enables fast time-to-market for advanced broadband services
Espoo, Finland – TELUS, one of Canada’s leading telecommunications service providers, and Nokia, a global leader in network solutions, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to use Nokia broadband infrastructure to build and support TELUS’ next-generation IP broadband access network. TELUS has selected the Nokia D500 IP DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) multiservice platform, equipped with ADSL2+ technology to create multi-megabit bandwidth capacity and greater reach for the operator’s services, specifically its highly anticipated broadband services.
"As we prepare to roll out our next-generation IP network, this new relationship forged with Nokia enables TELUS to bring new broadband services to market faster," said Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer, TELUS. "Nokia’s global leadership in technology and vision for next-generation networks supports TELUS’ mission to deliver greater bandwidth and high quality IP solutions and services to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move."
The Nokia D500 access node is a powerful, scalable, and flexible solution for operators like TELUS who want to provide mass market bandwidth-intensive services. "We are pleased to be working with TELUS, a respected and leading innovator of telecommunications services not only in Canada, but worldwide," said Mikko Lavanti, Vice President, Nokia Broadband Systems. "With our relationship with TELUS, Nokia maintains a strong position at the forefront of delivering broadband solutions, especially as network convergence continues to take shape in the telecommunications industry. Today’s announcement paves the way for Nokia to continue to lead in the IP DSLAM market taking shape on a global scale."
The Nokia D500 architecture can also support residential and business broadband services from either a highly dense central office or in smaller density remote outdoor sites, using Nokia’s Rapid Deployment Access Cabinet (RDAC) solution which will further help TELUS reduce its site deployments and operating costs.
"Traditionally, Nokia is recognized as a leader and innovator in mobile technologies," said Kevin Kelly, General Manager, Fixed Operator Solutions, Networks, Nokia. "Today’s announcement with TELUS demonstrates our broader networking capabilities spanning both fixed and mobile arenas, as well as a strong commitment to the Canadian telecommunications market."
TELUS (TSX: T, T.NV; NYSE: TU) is the largest telecommunications company in Western Canada and the second largest in the country, with $7.9 billion of annual revenue, 4.7 million network access lines and 4.1 million wireless customers. The company provides customers with a full range of telecommunications products and services including data, voice and wireless services across Canada, utilizing next generation Internet-based technologies. For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com.
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations. www.nokia.com.