Canada's TELUS Chooses RAD Equipment to Manage New Business Ethernet Service



    MAHWAH, N.J., November 9 /CNW/ - TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU), a leading
Canadian national telecommunications company, has selected Ethernet equipment
from RAD Data Communications to enable its new business Ethernet offering
throughout Canada.

    TELUS is deploying its new CML3 (Customer Managed Layer 3) Ethernet
service to business customers of all sizes, and is using RAD ETX-102 and
ETX-202 Ethernet demarcation devices as a cost-effective means of managing the
CML3 service. With some 11 million-customer connections, TELUS is a leading
telecommunications service provider in Canada.

    RAD's ETX-102 and ETX-202 are intelligent, carrier-owned and operated
demarcation units installed at the customer premises to handle traffic going
to and from the TELUS Metro Ethernet and MPLS fiber-based networks. The
devices give TELUS the ability to deliver carrier Ethernet services tailored
to the customer's needs and to manage those services to assure that TELUS is
meeting its SLAs (service level agreements) with customers.

    "Ethernet has finally matured to the point of being a true carrier grade
service, in part due to the end-to-end control provided by products such as
RAD's ETX family," said Zouheir Mansourati, TELUS vice-president Technology
Strategy. "RAD's ETX-102 and ETX-202 are helping us deliver a service that we
have the confidence to back up with an SLA."

    "The ETX-102 and ETX-202 enable TELUS to deliver its CML3 service to
customers at far less cost than the typical alternative, which is installation
of an expensive bridge or router," explained Oded Ilan, President of RAD Data
Communications, Inc. "In fact, the RAD equipment gives TELUS the capability it
needs to deliver high-performance Ethernet services, including management,
traffic engineering, and performance monitoring, at a fraction of the cost of
more elaborate equipment."

    RAD's ETX-102 is a feature-rich, low-cost demarcation device for
delivering Fast Ethernet services at rates up to 100 Mbps, while the ETX-202
provides similar services at rates up to 1 Gbps. MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) 9
and 14 certified, both units support a suite of OAM (operation,
administration, and maintenance) capabilities, including Layer 2 loopback and
"Dying Gasp," which keeps a connection alive long enough to send an OAM
message to the network about a power outage. They also deliver multiple
customer VLANs and VLAN stacking, service differentiation with multiple
priority queues, rate limiting, and uplink redundancy.

    "The ETX-102 and ETX-202 minimize the investment that TELUS, or other
service providers in a similar situation, needs to make to bring Ethernet
services to their customers," Ilan noted. "The equipment delivers all the
capabilities needed to manage the service and helps document that all uptime
guarantees are being met."

    Both the ETX-102 and ETX-202 are designed as clear demarcation points
between the user and operator. They allow a service provider to achieve
end-to-end rather than just edge-to-edge service control. Their internal
bridges provide flexible VLAN capabilities, and they enable service
differentiation at the customer premises by providing per-service rate
limitation and traffic prioritization.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.0 billion of annual revenue and 11.0 million
customer connections including 5.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please
visit telus.com.

    About RAD

    Established in 1981, privately owned RAD Data Communications has achieved
international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access
equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These
solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers,
incumbent and new carriers, and enterprise networks, by reducing
infrastructure investment costs while boosting competitiveness and
profitability. The company's installed base exceeds 10,000,000 units and
includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world. These
customers are supported by 23 RAD offices and more than 300 channel partners
in 164 countries. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world
leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD Data
Communications site: www.rad.com




For further information:

For further information: RAD Data Communications, Inc. Larry Jacobs,
201-529-1100, ext. 330 VP of Marketing larry_j@radusa.com or Dux Public
Relations Kevin Tanzillo, 972-889-9577 kevin@duxpr.com

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