Nortel Grabs ntl Triple Play Backbone

ntl Telewest is to use a Nortel optical solution to deliver its triple-play of voice, video and data services to residential and enterprise customers in the UK. The Nortel optical solution increases the capability and capacity of ntl Telewest’s UK backbone network and helps support the company’s newly launched quad-play services including digital TV with video on demand, unlimited broadband, home telephone and mobile services.

“Bringing together multiple services – including TV, broadband and fixed-line services – gives our customers unbeatable value and puts them at the forefront of the digital revolution that is transforming entertainment and communications,” said ntl Telewest CTO Howard Watson. “Our network backbone has to support our service offers by keeping pace technologically and being cost-effective, flexible, reliable and easy to operate. We selected Nortel for its advanced next-generation optical technology and experience in building and operating networks of this scale. We are developing a highly agile and flexible network that can evolve efficiently and cost-effectively as our business grows.”