Initial deployments of this new infrastructure are underway with the introduction of a new packet-based 100GbE network across major Windstream markets. This will allow Windstream to offer advanced IP services for small to medium businesses and higher speed Ethernet broadband services to residential subscribers. In addition, Windstream will be in a better position to compete for higher margin competitive services including data center and cloud connectivity, wireless backhaul, research and education networks.
“Windstream makes technology investments that are directly in line with supporting both the company’s long-term growth and the critical use cases of our customers,” said Randy Nicklas, CTO and EVP of Engineering at Windstream. “Upgrading from 10G to 100G capacity across our regional and metro networks through Cyan’s Z-Series platforms will allow Windstream to utilize network resources efficiently and provide best-in-class services to our customers.”
Cyan’s Z-Series Packet Optical Platforms have been used as part of Windstream’s network architecture for many years.