Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Ciena Supplies Optical Ethernet to Japan's Largest Cable Operator

Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), the largest cable service operator in Japan based on the number of customers served, is adopting Ciena's optical Ethernet platforms for the transport of Video on Demand (VOD) services, specifically for its "J:COM On Demand" digital service offering. The deployment is a result of Ciena's relationship with its authorized business partner, NETMARKS, a Japanese network solution provider, and represents Ciena's first announced customer win with a major international cable operator for video applications. The Ciena equipment is enabling the cable operator's VOD roll-out in the Kansai region of Japan, one of the major regions in which J:COM provides its VOD services, including the metropolitan areas around Osaka, Kobe and Wakayama. Financial terms were not disclosed.

J:COM is rolling out VOD services using a variety of equipment from Ciena, including the CN 2200 Managed Optical Ethernet Multiplexer; CN 2100 Passive Optical Multiplexer; CN 2130 Managed Optical Amplifier; and CN 2110 Dispersion Compensation Module.

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