Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Cox Installs Ciena's CoreDirector in San Diego

Cox Communications has deployed Ciena's CoreDirector Multiservice Optical Switches in the super headend of its San Diego network to interconnect two metro rings, each transporting multiple 10 Gbps circuits over DWDM. Ciena's CoreDirector enabled Cox to remove several bays of legacy cross-connect equipment and associated patch cables, eliminated the need to expand its superheadend building, and reduced power consumption. CoreDirector also gives Cox 640 Gbps of switching capacity in a single bay to keep pace with growing demand for triple play and commercial services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"Cox was the first MSO to deploy CoreDirector, which not only underscores the growing applications for optical switching outside of traditional markets, but also further highlights the cable industry's increasing focus on intelligent, ultra-reliable platforms with software-based automation," said Mike Aquino, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Ciena.


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