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Thursday, November 06, 2003


Alberta, Canada: Calgary's municipal power utility completes optical Ethernet network

"Nortel Networks and ENMAX Corporation, through ENMAX Envision, a member of the ENMAX group of companies, today announced completion of one of the first metro area networks in Canada based entirely on Optical Ethernet. The network leverages ENMAX Envision's extensive fiber infrastructure, simplifying operations and facilitating delivery of optical broadband services to local businesses. Using the Optical Ethernet network, ENMAX Envision offers high-bandwidth data services targeted to customers' specific needs, such as private line in, transparent LAN extension, dedicated Internet access and business continuity/disaster recovery solutions."

ENMAX is wholly owned by the City of Calgary.

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