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Hanover, Md., and Saint John, N.B., Canada – F6 Networks is leveraging Ciena’s converged packet optical and packet networking solutions to deliver high-capacity broadband connectivity between Saint John and Fredericton, New Brunswick. With this new 100G network, F6 Networks is addressing growing demand for broadband connectivity throughout the province, bringing more scalable and secure communication services to users to help drive sustainable economic development. F6 will also introduce 10Gb and 1Gb Ethernet services to New Brunswick, responding to the bandwidth needs of the region’s major metropolitan hubs.

Key Facts:

  • F6 Networks is building an open access, dark fibre network that provides broadband connectivity between Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States for public sector organizations, private enterprises, Internet services providers and wireless carriers.

  • Leveraging Ciena’s OPⁿ® network architecture with both Packet-Optical and Packet Networking platforms, this deployment enables F6 to respond to new business opportunities in areas such as cloud connectivity and Ethernet business services, or wholesale mobile backhaul and dark fiber services. For example, F6 recently announced a collaboration with CANARIE, Canada’s national research and education network, to support network-enabled research at post-secondary institutions throughout northern New Brunswick.

  • With Ciena’s E-Suite family, including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, F6 will deliver 100G services to regional customers. F6 will also offer compact and high-capacity metro aggregation using Ciena’s Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE2.0-certified 5142 Service Aggregation Switches.

In addition, F6 will deliver 10GbE and 1GbE services to customers in Saint John and Fredericton powered by Ciena’s CE2.0-certified 3916 and 3930 Service Delivery Switches. Ciena’s Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS) will provide zero-touch provisioning, line-rate service activation testing, and remote troubleshooting – all of which help to reduce operating costs for F6 while improving user experience.

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

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