Wednesday, May 2, 2007

THUS Selects Ciena's CN 4200 for London Metro Net

THUS plc has chosen Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform to support the delivery of a new high-capacity, next-generation network to the London Metropolitan Network (LMN). As the capital's metropolitan research and education network, the LMN provides more than one million students with access to advanced services and online learning applications, and also connects member institutions to JANET, the UK's research and academic network.

The deployment will connect 137 higher and further education sites across Greater London, offering 20 Gbps capacity to meet the growing demand from educational institutions for higher bandwidth.

Specifically, Ciena's CN 4200 platform will be used to interconnect LMN's three major points of presence (PoPs), namely the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC), Imperial College and Kings College Waterloo Campus, providing two optical transmission wavelengths between each site. Each wavelength will deliver 10 Gbps of capacity. A fourth network link will be deployed to provide Gigabit Ethernet point-to-point connectivity between the ULCC and Queen Mary, University of London. THUS' networks will also interconnect to SuperJANET5, which links users across the UK's education community, and is also supported by Ciena's optical solutions.

THUS has already built bespoke networks based on the CN 4200 platform for other enterprise customers. Additionally, THUS has deployed Ciena's next-generation platforms within its own UK- wide next-generation network, enhancing performance and reliability as well as increasing capacity.

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