Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the region’s number one
integrated innovations hub for high-tech industries, has selected Nortel
to supply a next-generation, highly-resilient IP network for
its headquarters opening in early 2007. The new infrastructure will be
deployed by Nortel’s partner Beta Information Technology.

Dubai Silicon Oasis is a wholly-owned entity of the government of Dubai,
operating as a free zone technology park for semiconductors, microelectronics
and other electronic-based companies looking to set up their regional
headquarters and R&D divisions.
The network from Nortel will give DSO a scalable, mobile and truly
unified communications network, supporting DSO’s staff, tenants and affiliate
companies business growth while providing a flexible foundation for future
advanced communications services.

“Deploying Nortel converged IP solutions was a logical choice because
they perfectly combine network intelligence, resiliency, scalability, and
security while controlling total costs of ownership,” said Mrs. Shahla Ahmed
Abdul Razak, deputy CEO, DSO. “Dubai Silicon Oasis aims to create a
knowledge-based economy and this partnership reflects how an organization can
implement best IT services to achieve greater efficiencies and offer
competitive advantages for the corporations that decide to participate in our

“Nortel’s technology will provide DSO with a highly secure and reliable,
high-speed network based on the latest technologies for current and
next-generation multimedia applications,” said Ramin Attari, Middle East
Leader, Nortel. “The flexibility to easily expand to meet future demand while
maintaining a highly secure and ‘always on’ business critical network will be
crucial to meeting DSO’s business plan for higher service and efficiency.”

On the infrastructure side, the solution consists of a resilient terabit
cluster of two Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 8600s at the core and Nortel
Ethernet Routing Switch 5520 at the edge providing power over LAN, and
10/100/1000 connectivity. In addition, the solution includes Nortel’s WLAN
2300 for secure Wi-Fi coverage and seamless mobility throughout the HQ