Monday, May 19, 2014

NORDUnet Picks Ciena's Packet/Optical

NORDUnet, an international collaboration between the Nordic national computer networks for research and education (R&E), is deploying converged packet optical platforms and software from Ciena, for programmable 100G Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching.

NORDUnet, which operates an optical transmission system throughout Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Germany, Holland and the UK, will use the network update to provide improved network automation and management capabilities. In addition, Ciena’s Network Transformation Solutions (NTS) consultative practice is providing a comprehensive operations and maintenance package designed for NORDUnet’s unique requirements.

“Research and education institutions have exceptionally demanding network needs. With Ciena’s platforms we can deliver the best possible service experience to our end-customers with the flexibility and agility to quickly react to changing network requirements and to support cross-border collaborations.”