Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ciena Introduces Ultra Low Latency 1GbE and 10GbE Transponders

Ciena introduced ultra low latency 1GbE and 10GbE cards for its CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform.

Ciena's ultra low-latency solution includes 2RS 1GbE and Quad 10-T 10GbE transponders. The company is also offering latency-optimized line systems, featuring multiple options for optical amplifiers, regenerators and dispersion compensation to reduce latency across fiber spans.

Ultra-low latency network links are especially targeted at electronic trading applications. Ciena said it has signed up a variety of customers for its ultra-low latency solutions, ranging from a multi-billion dollar global investment banking, securities and investment management firm to multiple electronic trading firms. The customers are located in traditional global financial centers, such as New York, Chicago and London, as well as emerging trading hubs in Stockholm and Frankfurt.