Luminous Networks Inc. will partner with Photonic Bridges on a sales and distribution deal in China. Luminous also will supply China Netcom Corp. with a metropolitan area network platform.
The deals are part of Luminous' effort to expand in the Chinese market.
Under the first agreement, Photonic will be responsible for marketing, distributing, launching and customer service for Luminous' optical packet networking products in China. Photonic also will represent Luminous to China's telecom carriers as the metro area network projects progress.
In its deal with China Netcom, the telecom carrier will use Luminous' PacketWave optical access switches in services to metro networks in Shanghai and Guangzhou, Luminous reports. The product allows voice and data traffic on a single platform and can be scaled as networks grow, Luminous reports.
The platform provides the capacity to handle rapidly increasing data traffic and supports a range of applications without affecting system reliability or voice quality, the company says.