Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Poland's GTS Energis Upgrades Core and Metro with Ciena/NextiraOne

GTS Energis, one of the largest alternative communications carriers in Poland, is upgrading its core optical backbone and metro networks with Ciena's CoreStream Agility Optical Transport System and CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform. Ciena partnered with NextiraOne, Europe's leading expert in communications services and a Ciena BizConnect partner in Poland, for the deployment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

GTS Energis' upgraded core backbone network uses Ciena's CoreStream to interconnect more than 10 regional and city networks, including Warsaw, Krakow, Wrocław and Poznań, with multiple 10 Gbps links. GTS Energis also deployed Ciena's CN 4200 platform to build new regional and metro links to interconnect its own data center, as well as customer data centers, across the main metropolitan areas. The CN 4200 platform enables GTS Energis to support a wide variety of enterprise services, including MEF-based Carrier Ethernet, SONET/SDH and storage, as well as business continuity solutions, ranging from 10 Mbps to 40 Gbps.

Ciena noted that its CN 4200 combines standards-based OTN technology (based on ITU G.709) with software-programmable optical ports to allow GTS Energis to support multiple services on-demand and rapidly respond to changing customer requirements. Furthermore, with the CN 4200, multiple services can be groomed and aggregated onto a single wavelength to deliver more efficient bandwidth utilization.

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