Metrored selects Ciena for long-haul link between Mexico and US
Mar 05, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Metrored, a provider of telecommunications services, has selected Ciena Corporation, a supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software and services, to support a new international long-haul link between Mexico and the US.
Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors will provide Metrored with increased network capacity, with evolution to 10 times the capacity with 100G when needed. This additional capacity will allow Metrored to support the delivery of high-bandwidth applications like high-speed Internet, IPTV, HD programming and mobile video phones, Ciena said.
Metrored's new long-haul Mexico-US link will leverage Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors to support capacity demands for data traffic between the two countries while laying the foundation for 100G scalability.
According to the company, the network will allow Metrored to offer Ethernet-based Virtual Private LAN services as well as multicast / broadcast video distribution applications using integrated packet switching capabilities of the 6500 over a high capacity backbone network to multiple locations in the US. Metrored also offers a burstable Internet dedicated access solution for carriers, governments, ISPs or companies with flexible bandwidth requirements.
Ciena is providing Metrored with an optimized solution that leverages Ciena's OP framework principles. OP leverages Ciena's expertise in packet and optical networking to create a programmable infrastructure with exponential scale on which applications run to deliver a superior user experience, the company reported.
Ciena is also providing Metrored implementation services via its Ciena Specialist Services portfolio to ensure the network is deployed and commissioned accurately and on time, the company added.
Fabio Medina, vice president and general manager, Central and Latin America, Ciena, said: "As the owner and manager of one of the largest nationwide optical fiber networks in Mexico, it's important for Metrored to anticipate and meet customer demand, supporting the increased use of high-bandwidth applications while preparing for future growth across all sectors. Ciena's industry-leading coherent technology will help support Metrored's growing footprint. This expansion of our successful relationship will help Metrored diversify and differentiate their solutions from the competition."
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