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Cox, Nortel Make Supply Agreemnt
Nov 2002
TORONTO, Nov. 13 -- Cox Communications Inc. has awarded Nortel Networks a three-year supply agreement estimated at approximately $65 million.

Under the agreement, Cox will continue to use Nortel products to offer telecommunications services and expand its subscriber base.

"We have had tremendous success with our telephone and optical transport services and we will further expand our network to accommodate growth," said Albert Young, vice president of telephony and transport engineering at Cox.

Cox said it plans to use Nortel Networks optical Ethernet and next-generation SONET equipment -- including the Nortel OPTera Metro 3100, 3400 and 3500 multiservice platforms -- to increase network capacity and enhance its services. It will also deploy products from Nortel Networks MS telephony switching portfolio.

In October, Nortel Networks announced that Cox would deploy its optical Ethernet equipment -- including resilient packet ring technology -- in San Diego, Calif., to offer new metro services like virtual local area networks.

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