Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wilcon Deploys Ciena Packet/Optical in SoCal

Wilcon, a provider of fiber optic network infrastructure in Southern California, is using Ciena’s converged packet-optical and packet networking platforms to offer scalable Ethernet and wavelength services.  Wilcon targets industry professionals and production houses from San Diego to Los Angeles. It fiber network connects major data centers, colocation facilities, enterprise locations and wireless communications sites across the region. The network is made up of 3,000 miles of fiber and 1,000 on-net locations.

The network uses Ciena’s E-Suite family, including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with eMOTR and WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors. Wilcon is also offering a range of Ethernet services leveraging Ciena’s 5142 and 5160 Service Aggregation Switches and 3930 and 3931 Service Delivery Switches – with subtending G.8032 Ethernet rings off the 6500 – which enable increased network scalability and protection of services.

LightRiver, an network integrator,  provided turnkey implementation, while Ciena provided project consulting via its Specialist Services portfolio.  The new network will be live throughout the region in the first quarter of 2015.