Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Telx Deploys Ciena's CN 4200 Platform

Telx, which operates over a dozen colocation and interconnection facilities across the U.S., has deployed Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform in two key metro markets, Dallas and New York. This equipment is used as part of the Telx Metro Cross Connect service to facilitate interconnections between dual ColoXchange facilities within a city. Specifically, Telx deployed Ciena's solution for its sub-wavelength grooming capability. Ciena's FlexiPort technology allows any service to be programmed on any port.

Telx's new Metro Cross Connect service provides customers with access to all carriers in a metro, colocated with Telx, through a single deployment. Currently, more than 60 network and solution providers within the Telx Interconnection facility at 2323 Bryan Street are now available to companies colocated at 8435 Stemmons Freeway in Dallas. More than 400 global networks are available for interconnection between the two facilities in New York; 60 Hudson Street and 111 8th Avenue, where Telx facilitates connections for networks, enterprises and financial companies.http://www.ciena.com

  • In January 2008, Ciena announced new G10 and G10X Ethernet Service Modules that deliver Layer 2 Ethernet aggregation, switching and transport capabilities on to the company's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform family. Targeted applications for the CN 4200 with new Layer 2 Ethernet aggregation and switching capabilities include Metro Ethernet Forum-based Carrier Ethernet services, broadband aggregation for triple play and IPTV services and 3G wireless backhaul.

    Ciena's CN 4200 is a WDM transport platform that offers on-demand programmability and support for any service. The CN 4200 platform allows network operators to groom, switch, and transpond a diverse range of client services, such as OC-3/12/48 and STM-1/4/16, GbE, Fibre Channel, FICON, and ESCON into higher-speed 2.7 Gbps (OTU-1), 10.7 Gbps (OTU-2), and 43 Gbps (OTU-3) transport streams. In addition, an "RS" chassis can function as a multi-degree Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM).