Monday, June 15, 2015

O2 UK Picks Ciena for Nationwide Network

O2, the commercial brand of Telef√≥nica UK Limited, is deploying Ciena’s converged packet optical solutions in anew backbone network that will connect major UK cities, including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool.  The network will enable O2 to deliver web-scale services to support massive growth in data center and network virtualization demands. Financial terms were not disclosed.

O's new network will be powered by Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical platform, equipped with WaveLogic 3 Coherent Optical Processors.  Additionally, O2 is deploying the 6500 platform equipped with packet switch modules, which enable seamless integration of packet and optical technologies to reduce total cost of operation and time-to-market for new services.