Monday, January 11, 2010

PalmettoNet Deploys Ciena CN 4200 ROADM

PalmettoNet, which operates fiber networks in the Carolinas and Georgia, has deployed Ciena's CN 4200 RS FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform with reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) functionality, along with other products in Ciena's CN 4200 family. PalmettoNet is using Ciena's CN 4200 platform to increase its network capacity and create a more agile optical service infrastructure featuring remotely-programmable wavelengths and service ports, multiservice flexibility and intelligent service provisioning to reduce operational costs.

A carrier's carrier with more than 3,100 fiber route miles, PalmettoNet leases capacity to prominent telecommunications carriers providing interstate, intrastate and interchange services in the Carolinas and Georgia. PalmettoNet selected Ciena's CN 4200 ROADM because it delivers multi-degree optical switching functionality combined with granular sub-wavelength grooming to maximize bandwidth utilization while increasing service flexibility. The platform also automatically adjusts optical power levels at each node to simplify the process and decrease the cost of adding new wavelengths into service.