Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ciena Supplies Coherent 100 GigE for Romanian Educational Net

The Romanian Educational Network (RoEduNet) has deployed Ciena's coherent optical technology for the first live 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network in Eastern Europe. The next-generation infrastructure, deployed together with Ciena's BizConnect partner Felix Telecom, connects Bucharest, the capital of Romania, with Iaşi, the country's second largest city located more than 450 kilometers to the north. The deployment forms part of an expansion of RoEduNet's existing nationwide optical infrastructure, which is based on Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and Common Photonic Layer, by simply adding 100G wavelengths alongside 10G wavelengths. Felix Telecom is responsible for the design, installation, deployment and ongoing service for both RoEduNet's existing 10G network as well as the new 100G infrastructure.

RoEduNet, the Romanian National Research and Education Network (NREN), connects universities, schools, research centers and cultural institutions across the country. RoEduNet is part of G√ČANT – the European education and research network linking academic and research institutions in more than 30 European countries.