Nortel has revamped its Passport range of carrier switches to support a wider range of networking protocols to allow telcos to offer a multitude of services.
Despite the hysteria surrounding IP, Nortel Networks believes there is still life left in X.25, reporting that the interface generates the majority of revenues of telcos. However the redesigned Passport range, dubbed Turbopower, will support frame relay, ATM and pure IP.
The first product under the Turbopower programme is Passport 15000, hailed as a multiservice switch. This will be followed by a series of other tools over the next three quarters. The products will include Turbonet for network management, TurboIP for data services, plus Turbovoice, a range of voice systems that will support frame relay, ATM and IP.
Passport 15000 offers multiple 'virtual routers', replacing the need to maintain separate routers for each customer. It currently runs at 50Gbps but will reach 160Gbps by 2000.
Nortel said five customers had already snapped up 50 Passport 15000s.
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