Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ciena Announces Another 100G Customer - CENIC

The Pacific Wave international network peering facility, which connects research and education (R&E) networks in 40 Pacific Rim countries, was recently upgraded with Ciena’s6500 Packet-Optical Platform and 100G interfaces.

The 100G backbone brings Pacific Wave in line with the recent Internet2 and the US Department of Energy (ESnet) 100G backbone upgrades.

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives (CENIC) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) operate the Pacific Wave facility, which is a distributed peering fabric with nodes in five locations in three cities: Los Angeles, Sunnyvale, and Seattle.