GlobaNet Picks Ciena

GlobalNet selects Ciena for 40G metro optical network upgrade

August 16, 2011

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LINTHICUM, Md. and ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN - News), the network specialist, today announced it has been selected by Russian carrier GlobalNet for the upgrade of its metro optical network, based on Ciena’s 4200 Advanced Services Platform. The newly evolved architecture will include Ciena’s 40G technology and WaveLogicTM coherent optical processors, supporting the cost-effective, flexible and scalable delivery of highly-reliable services to GlobalNet’s customer base.

A long-standing Ciena customer, GlobalNet offers connectivity services to enterprises in high-bandwidth sectors, including content delivery, media and storage. Based in St. Petersburg, the operator serves West Russia with a privately-owned optical network of more than 7,000 km. Its long-haul coherent 40G network is based on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, a highly scalable architecture that includes Ciena’s WaveLogic coherent optical processors. These benefits are now being extended to the metro network using Ciena’s 4200 platform, providing additional capacity and flexibility to GlobalNet’s enterprise connectivity offerings.

“With the advent of media-rich content and cloud-based services, there is a growing demand for available bandwidth from companies in the St. Petersburg area, which is only going to increase in years to come. This represents a great opportunity for GlobalNet – and with the flexible and scalable network infrastructure enabled by Ciena, we can continue supporting our customers as their communications services needs evolve, while maintaining economical network operations,” said Valery Ostapenko, general director at GlobalNet.

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

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