Telstra has renewed a contract under which Ericsson will continue as its supplier for optical transport equipment and services. The agreement includes the supply of Ericsson optical transport equipment and services as well as Ciena packet-optical platforms. Financial terms were not disclosed.
David Robertson, Director Transport and Routing, Engineering, Telstra says: "We want to have one of the world's best optical networks and this agreement will provide us with the ability to dynamically move and shape transport capacity with the flexibility and scalability to streamline our network operations. This will help us ensure a consistent satisfactory customer experience, despite the demands for high traffic across different parts of the transport network. The continued improvement of Telstra's optical technology will increase bandwidth capacity and also lower latency which is of growing importance as more and more operations move to the cloud."
- Ericsson signed a strategic agreement with Ciena in February 2014 enabling Ericsson to sell and support Ciena's Converged Packet Optical portfolio, and collaborate on the joint development of the Multilayer WAN Controller.