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Fidelity Communications paves way to the future with DWDM

Future-proof solution from Nokia Siemens Networks will enable fast and efficient evolution

(PresseBox) (Dallas, Texas, United States, ) Fidelity Communications, an independent operating company (IOC) based in the U.S. state of Missouri, has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks' hiT7300based Metro DWDM solution to meet the rapidly growing demand for bandwidth in its core network.

With over 25,000 access lines, Fidelity offers wireline telephony, long distance services, high speed access via DSL and cable modems, and IPTV services to residential and business customers. Fidelity also uses its operational experience to help other IOCs and cable operators in deploying advanced services such as Voice over IP and IP Video.

Fidelity will use the Nokia Siemens Networks platform to accommodate Internet subscriber growth, demand for higherspeed Internet packages and more highdefinition content.

Fidelity Communications is among the first IOCs to deploy Nokia Siemens Networks' flexible, multiservice, multihaul DWDM solution. It will allow Fidelity to meet the diverse needs, including operating a DWDM network with minimal operating expenditures, of the IOC and competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) market segments.

"We chose Nokia Siemens Networks' solution for upgrading our optical backbone to 10G to ensure that we have the right platform to support us for the long term so that we can rapidly expand bandwidth in our core network," said Mike Davis, senior vice president at Fidelity Communications. "We're confident we have the flexibility to quickly add the new routes and Ethernetbased services needed to support our rollout of triple play services."

To ensure the best service experience, Fidelity Communications' network design is fully ringsecured and has bestinclass reliability. Additionally, to accommodate the continued growth in data traffic and the carrier's overall footprint, the hiT7300 provides a network capacity that can be extended to 80x40G as needed in the future, with improved operating performance metrics.

"Nokia Siemens Networks is committed to IOCs and has, with the hiT7300, a DWDM platform that offers an attractive total cost of ownership for lower densities, plus simple upgrades and operation to help lower OPEX even further," said Dimitri Diliani, head of North America Subregion, Nokia Siemens Networks. "Small service providers are going to continue to see bandwidth increases from services like highspeed data and IPTV. They need to invest in a futureproof solution like the hiT7300, which combines the versatility of a metro platform with the scalability of highperformance DWDM transport."

About Fidelity Communications

Fidelity Communications has a history of success through innovation to meet customer needs. Since 1940, Fidelity has been offering its customers the most advanced telecommunications services and features available. With businesses facing more and more challenges every day, Fidelity can provide them the latest cuttingedge technology they need and a strong commitment to customer service to back it up.

Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com