Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Integra Picks Ciena for 100G

Integra, which owns and operates a 5,000-mile long-haul fiber-optic network, 3,000–miles of metropolitan fiber and a nationwide IP/MPLS network,has selected Ciena's converged packet-optical and packet networking solutions to support the expansion of Integra’s long-haul fiber optic network.

Specifically, Integra will adopt Ciena’s 6500 packet optical series for long-haul and metro network integration, supporting its move to 100G.  Integra will also rely on the Ciena OneControl Unified Management system for centralized network management and seamless service deployment.

Integra’s selection of Ciena follows a year of business transformation, product and network expansion for the company. In February, Integra unveiled a new brand identity, including a new logo, corporate tagline and targeted messaging reflecting how the company serves its markets today.