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August 14, 2006
LONDON and LINTHICUM, Md. -- Ciena® Corporation (Nasdaq: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced availability of key enhancements to its pseudowire emulation edge-to-edge (PWE3) and advanced Ethernet interworking capabilities on the DN 7000 Series FlexSelect™ Multiservice Edge Switching and Aggregation Platform. Key application requirements addressed by the latest developments include migrating DSL aggregation from ATM to Ethernet, delivering access technology-agnostic Layer 2 MPLS VPNs and consolidating 2G/3G TDM, Ethernet, and ATM-based wireless backhaul onto a converged radio access network (RAN).
As the infrastructures utilised to deliver triple play, business data and 3G wireless services become increasingly Ethernet and MPLS-centric, service providers continue facing the challenge of maintaining a profitable mix of new and legacy networks and services. The latest enhancements to Ciena’s DN 7000 product family provide support for seamless interworking of TDM, Frame Relay and ATM with new advanced services delivered natively across Ethernet or over MPLS, while more efficiently supporting legacy customers and reducing capital and operational expenditures through network consolidation.
"Pseudowire technology has a significant role to play throughout the entire network, and the technology is well-positioned to take centre stage as a cost-effective and flexible solution to service providers’ converged infrastructure plans,” said Scott Clavenna, chief analyst at Heavy Reading. "And, advanced Ethernet interworking functionality provides a solution to help carriers transition the network edge as they continue to optimise their infrastructures and services around a portfolio of advanced IP and Ethernet-based communications.”
Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)
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