Cisco Demos COMET
Cisco's new optical networking customers are the government of Alberta, Canada, and The Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet), a non-profit corporation in East Wenatchee, Wash.
NoaNet will use Cisco's long-haul platform, the ONS 15808, for its transport network, which comprises some 2,400 miles of fiber in the Pacific Northwest (see Cisco Preps Long-Haul DWDM Platform). NoaNet will also use Cisco's ONS 15454 next-generation Sonet ADM.
The Alberta government is using the ONS 15454 in its Alberta SuperNet network, which links the province's government offices, schools, and health-care facilities. Cisco says its four-port Gigabit Ethernet line card, which allows service providers to pack IP data and TDM traffic on wavelengths, will be an important factor in that network.
Financial details and specific deployment data were not provided.
— Phil Harvey, Senior Editor, Light Reading
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