Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Utah Education Network PicksCiena for Metro Optical Network

The Utah Education Network (UEN) and the University of Utah have deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform. The network provides 100G connectivity between the University and its new downtown Salt Lake City data center and to UEN member organizations. Ciena’s technology will also provide high-performance optical transport to support UEN, which operates a statewide backbone for K-12 educational schools, Head Start organizations, higher education institutions and public libraries. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Separately, Ciena announced that Ritter Communications, an Arkansas-based communications provider, has deployed Ciena’s packet networking and converged packet optical technologies.
The deployment includes Ciena’s packet networking solutions, including its 5150 Service Aggregation Switch and 3930 Service Delivery Switch, as well as the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors.