Thursday, April 9, 2015

Indiana Fiber Network Expands with Ciena

Indiana Fiber Network (IFN), which is operated by 20 local exchange telephone companies throughout the state, will deploy converged packet optical and packet networking solutions from Cienato ensure network resiliency, reduce costs and increase capacity.

The deployment includes Ciena’s 5400 and 6500 converged packet optical platforms, equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors and integrated switching capabilities.

IFN provides a variety of communications services, including fiber-optic broadband, to both urban and rural areas in 52 Indiana counties. Its customers include carriers, service providers, enterprise businesses, government entities, educational and healthcare institutions, as well as independent telephone company members. The network upgrade enables IFN to rapidly provision new high-speed offerings like Ethernet business services, 10G, and 100G services.