The Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), one of the country's top four banks, has chosen Nortel (NYSE/TSX: NT) solutions to power communications and enhance operational efficiency at its new, national Information Data Center (IDC) in Shanghai.
The Nortel network is designed to simplify communications and heighten employee productivity through anywhere, anytime access to communication services and virtual interactive collaborative meetings that involve audio and video conferencing, web collaboration and instant messaging. The network includes Nortel's Wireless Mesh solution to provide outdoor access anywhere on the IDC's 120 acre wide campus.
The Shanghai IDC supports millions of daily transactions from over 30,000 urban and rural branches nationwide and the converged Nortel network will provide a platform for simpler, more secure and cost effective business communications with carrier grade reliability.
"The ABC IDC campus infrastructure will be a powerful, real-world showcase for demonstrating how our converged networking technologies make business simple for financial institutions," said Stephen Tsui, chief operating officer, Greater China, Nortel. "ABC selected Nortel because of our in-depth understanding of how advanced communications capabilities, both wired and wireless, can support its ongoing business evolution in China and in global financial markets."
Nortel's Communication Server (CS) 1000 IP PBX will provide advanced IP telephony services, with the Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5100 enabling greater collaboration, employee mobility, and development of personalized applications. Nortel's CallPilot will provide unified messaging services, and a Nortel VPN Router will enable secure remote access to internal IDC network services.
For anytime, anywhere communications, ABC is deploying Nortel's WLAN 2300 solution to provide in-building wireless coverage. Nortel's Wireless Mesh solution will deliver secure, seamless roaming as well as broadband network and Internet access across outdoor campus areas.
Optical transport technology will also play a key role in ABC's network. Nortel's DWDM Optical Metro 5200 multiservice platform will provide reliable, flexible and scalable converged high bandwidth transport solution for all 32 wavelengths of mission critical data. Additionally, Nortel's LAN technology will support enhanced employee productivity through high-speed, high-bandwidth network access.