Metrored Selects Ciena
HANOVER, Md. -- Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that it has been selected by Metrored, a leading provider of telecommunications services in Latin America, to support a new international long-haul link between Mexico and the United States. Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors will provide Metrored with four times the existing network capacity today, with seamless evolution to 10 times the capacity with 100G when needed. This additional capacity will allow Metrored to support the delivery of high-bandwidth applications like high-speed Internet, IPTV, HD programming and mobile video phones. “When looking for a solution to maximize and optimize the traffic that moves over our network between Mexico and the US, we knew it was time to take a serious look at 40G, particularly taking into the account the increase in use of high-bandwidth consumer service applications such as VoD at both ends of the connection. We chose Ciena’s packet-optical solution because it not only dramatically increases our maximum traffic over this link, but the same infrastructure will be able to double its capacity again or even move to 100G in the future,” said Roberto Pioquinto, technological development and special projects director, Metrored. Ciena Corp.