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Latin American Nautilus Picks Nortel Networks for Optical Backbone

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MIAMI, Oct. 24 -- Latin American Nautilus, a joint venture of Telecom Italia, Telecom Argentina, Entel Bolivia and Entel Chile, has selected Nortel Networks to supply optical equipment and professional services for its new, high-performance, pan-regional backbone network. The value of the contract is approximately $19 million.

Latin American Nautilus already links some of the largest cities in South America -- including Santiago, Chile; La Paz, Bolivia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Caracas, Venezuela and Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil -- with major urban centers in North America (New York and Miami) and Central America (Panama) through more than 18,600 miles of terrestrial and submarine fiber optic cable.


Photonics.com
Oct 2001
CommunicationsNews & Features

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