Monday, June 18, 2007

AboveNet Deploys Ciena's CoreStream Optical Switch

AboveNet is deploying Ciena's CoreStream Agility Optical Transport System to upgrade its core optical network. AboveNet operates a private optical network with more than 1.5 million fiber miles interconnecting 14 of the top U.S. metro markets and London. The service provider offers a portfolio of metro area network, wide area network and managed services, including wavelength services, Metro Ethernet, WAN Ethernet, IP transit and dark fiber. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ciena's CoreStream is an all-optical, ultra long-haul (ULH) transport platform. It offers high wavelength density, service flexibility and bandwidth scalability with granular optical wavelength routing wavelengths for speeds up to 40G today and 100G future. CoreStream Agility's all-optical design also eliminates optical-electrical-optical (OEO) signal conversions and transceivers.

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