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Nortel throwing Web surfers a life vest

Thu, 02/01/2001 - 7:00pm
Karen Kessler-Tanaka

People who navigate the Web frequently have probably noticed that the content waters are getting choppier. Many users are getting a sinking feeling that they're missing something important.

Nortel is unveiling new technology today that will keep users from feeling like they are in over their heads. The company's new Personal Internet initiative will help users steer a steady course through the sea of information now available on the Web.

Nortel's Personal Internet is a suite of content networking products and technology speeds for personalized content delivery from the subscriber edge through the optical core to the content edge and back. The solutions suite will include new and existing content networking products at both the subscriber (access) edge and the content (data/hosting center) edge. These strategic locations at the edge of the Internet will provide a new control point where 'best content' decisions will be made.

According to Nortel, a key requirement in the delivery of personalized Internet services is real-time knowledge of the distance between a user and the requested content. Nortel Networks Alteon Personal Content Director become the first device to deliver true, user-proximity routing based on real-time network path reliability and load.

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