Sunday, April 9, 2006

Cox Certifies Ciena's CN 4200 for Triple Play Aggregation

Cox Communications has certified Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform for deployment in its metro and regional networks to support the aggregation and transport of residential voice, video and data services, as well as business services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The CN 4200 is a multiservice transport and aggregation platform capable of on-demand support for any transport protocol--including SONET/SDH, Ethernet/GbE/10GbE, storage (Fibre Channel, FICON, ESCON) video--at any speed on any available port using a universal line card with individual user-programmable ports.

The CN 4200 has already been deployed in several Cox regions to provide initial support for high-speed data and commercial services.

Ciena's CN 4200 is the flagship product of Ciena's FlexSelect Architecture, a standards-based, service-oriented approach to building next-generation network infrastructures.

"Part of our on-going strategy is to shift away from service-specific equipment and evolve to a converged, multiservice network that can adapt to the changing demands from residential and business customers over time," said Darryl Ladd, director of network architecture for Cox Communications.

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