Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Canada's F6 Networks Deploys Packet/Optical with Ciena

F6 Networks is deploying Ciena’s converged packet optical and packet networking solutions to deliver 100G connectivity between Saint John and Fredericton, New Brunswick.

F6 Networks is building an open access, dark fibre network that provides broadband connectivity between Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States for public sector organizations, private enterprises, Internet services providers and wireless carriers.  The deployment features Ciena’s E-Suite family, including Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, Ciena’s Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE2.0-certified 5142 Service Aggregation Switches, and Ciena’s CE2.0-certified 3916 and 3930 Service Delivery Switches.

Ciena’s Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS) will provide zero-touch provisioning, line-rate service activation testing, and remote troubleshooting – all of which help to reduce operating costs for F6 while improving user experience.

“To thrive in the global economy, Atlantic Canada must maintain a telecommunications infrastructure that is both world-class and cost-effective. F6 is part of a growing tech community striving to drive economic development, job creation and quality of life in the region and Ciena’s platforms position us to meet this goal," stated Eric Morin, chief technology officer, F6 Networks.