China Netcom and China Telecom have each selected Shasta 5000 Broadband Service Node (BSN) from Nortel Networks to provide a foundation for delivering value-added broadband IP (Internet Protocol) services to end-users.

China Netcom's Shandong Branch will deploy Nortel Networks Shasta 5000 BSNs to build the second phase of its provincial IP-based Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). This will cover the cities of Jinan, Qingdao, Dezhou, Yantai, Zibo, Rizhao, Jining, Tai'an, Weihai, Zaozhuang, Heze, Dongying and Liaocheng. China Netcom Shandong plans to offer value-added services like secure Internet access, content delivery, IP VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and traffic management to enterprises and other high-end customers. China Telecom's Shanghai Branch will deploy Shasta 5000 BSNs to provide enhanced security and traffic management features to enable applications like e-learning, gaming and remote offices. It will also provide high-speed Internet access to 500,000 new ADSL subscribers in Shanghai city.

"We are honored that China Netcom and China Telecom have once again chosen to deploy Shasta 5000 BSNs," said Robert Mao, president and chief executive officer, Greater China, Nortel Networks. "This further testifies to Nortel Networks technology leadership and long-term commitment to the Chinese market."

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