Monday, January 24, 2011

Ciena Wins NGN Project with Mobily in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Mobily has selected Ciena to supply Carrier Ethernet, optical transport and switching, as well as management and maintenance services for its next generation network. The deployment will bring Ethernet services to the network edge and integrate packet-optical switching and transport through the network core.

Ciena said its Packet-Optical Transport platforms will provide up to a tenfold capacity increase. as the network leverages OTN and distributed intelligence to increase network automation and resiliency. Additionally, a range of switches from Ciena's Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery portfolio enable the operator to cost-effectively support Carrier Ethernet-based mobile backhaul as well as Ethernet aggregation and delivery of high-velocity business and transport Carrier Ethernet services to its customer base.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Mobily currently serves more than 40 percent of Saudi Arabia's mobile market.

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