& cplSiteName &

MBI Does 40G With Ciena

Light Reading
News Wire Feed
Light Reading
5/2/2013
50%
50%

HANOVER, Md. -- Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) is deploying Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors, to provide high-speed, high-capacity 40G connectivity—with the potential to reach 100G speeds— across 120 communities in western and central Massachusetts, as part of a planned state-wide optical network. Funded by a combination of federal and state investment, the new network will provide direct connections to schools, hospitals, libraries and public safety facilities that currently lack reliable, affordable Internet services. Key Facts:

  • The new optical network, MassBroadband 123, will provide residents and businesses in Massachusetts with advanced connectivity requirements to close the digital divide and bring new economic opportunities on a converged network. Through a $45.4 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), and $26.2 million from statewide resources, the MassBroadband 123 project, stretching 1,200 miles and over 120 communities, will serve approximately 1,400 public safety entities, community colleges, libraries, medical facilities and town halls.
  • This deployment aligns with OPn, Ciena’s approach for building open, programmable next-generation networks that scale and automatically adapt to quickly deliver new services and bandwidth.
  • OpenCape, a 350-mile fiber optic network across Southeastern Massachusetts is also using Ciena coherent optical transport and packet networking solutions. Once fully deployed, these networks will combine to deliver robust and reliable service from the New York border to Cape Cod.
  • Ciena successfully completed an extensive evaluation and field trial period managed by G4S, the project’s systems integrator and Ciena BizConnect partner, before being selected. Axia NGNetworks will be responsible for managing and maintaining the Internet backbone network for the MBI, and will provide fiber extensions to the network in response to market demand.
  • Along with community anchor institutions, Ciena’s 6500 equipped with coherent optical technology will allow the MBI to provide cost-effective, high-performance optical transport to support commercial entities and competitive last mile service providers throughout underserved areas of the state. The MBI will be able to easily scale capacity and program its network to deliver 40G wavelength services upon completion of the MassBroadband 123 project, with the ability to scale to 100G and higher in the future to satisfy the region’s 330,500 households and 44,000 businesses.
Ciena Corp.
(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Featured Video
From The Founder
The world of virtualization is struggling to wrench itself away from the claws of vendor lock-in, which runs counter to everything that NFV stands for.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
March 20-22, 2018, Denver Marriott Tech Center
March 22, 2018, Denver, Colorado | Denver Marriott Tech Center
March 28, 2018, Kansas City Convention Center
April 4, 2018, The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas
April 9, 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center
May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
21st Century Networking? Welcome to the Lock-In
Steve Saunders, Founder, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
How Long Before We Hit Peak MWC?
Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/23/2018
Stakes Run High for Tivo in Comcast Suit
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/20/2018
Liberty Global: Not So Fast on D3.1
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
AT&T Reveals Initial 5G Cities
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/21/2018
Animals with Phones
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed