Network briefs: PowerTel, FrontRange, Foundry

Network briefs: PowerTel, FrontRange, Foundry

PowerTel builds on Syd-Melb DWDM networkPowerTel is to increase capacity on its Sydney-to-Melbourne dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) optical backbone network, in response to growing corporate and wholesale demand.

The company claims backbone traffic in Australia is growing at more than 100 per cent a year, with a noticeable upsurge in the last few months.

The telecommunications carrier claims Nortel Networks' optical Internet technology will double capacity between Sydney and Melbourne, and will allow PowerTel to continue its highly competitive pricing policy while delivering massive bandwidth, unparalleled levels of intelligence and the industry's lowest cost per managed bit on a flexible, reliable, all-optical platform.

SANDi gives voice to FrontRange goldminersCustomer relationship management developer FrontRange Solutions has announced it will provide GoldMine 5.5 customer management users the ability of mobile telephone/voice access through the Sound Advantage Natural Dialog Interface (SANDi).

FrontRange has agreed to sell GoldMine PLUS Voice, powered by SANDi, to its network of solutions partners. Sound Advantage will provide extensive sales support and tools, as well as direct technical support and training for FrontRange dealers.

Foundry earns place on networking ladderIn its short life in the Australian market, Foundry Networks has forged its way to the top of the Layer 4-7 Web-switching market, according to a recent report by research firm Dell'Oro Group.

The Dell'Oro survey claims Foundry has achieved the number one spot in total 100Mbps and Gigabit Ethernet Layer 4-7 port shipment. In addition, the networking vendor has secured an unprecedented 65.5 per cent market share in the strategic and fast-growing modular chassis-based Layer 4-7 segment, a 2:1 lead over its nearest competitor.

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