|[June 23, 2014]
TeliaSonera International Carrier Upgrades Pan-European Network with Ciena
HANOVER, Md. --(Business Wire)--
Corporation�s (NYSE: CIEN) converged packet optical platform has been
selected by TeliaSonera
International Carrier (TSIC) for the pan-European segment of its
global fibre network. By deploying Ciena's 5400
across its core infrastructure in Europe, TSIC is creating a scalable
and flexible OTN-based network that promotes its vision to support
service providers with bandwidth- and network-on-demand transport
Benefiting from Ciena's programmable OPn®
architecture, TSIC is simplifying its infrastructure - converging SDH,
Ethernet and OTN onto a dynamic infrastructure. This enables TSIC to
rapidly deploy seamless, highly resilient, and agile 1G to 100G optical
services to its communications service provider customers. As a result,
those service providers can meet their end-users' increasing demand for
network capacity to facilitate cloud computing, mobile broadband and the
continued rise of bandwidth-hungry applications.
TeliaSonera (News - Alert) International Carrier ranks as one of the top two
suppliers of global internet backbone services1. It is also
a major supplier of optical transport services in Europe and North
America and was recognised as the industry's Best Global Optical
Service Provider 2012 and 20132. TSIC's customers include
over 1,000 content, operator and other communications service
providers with a portfolio of DWDM, Ethernet, Internet, IPX
specialised mobile services and wholesale voice.
5400 Reconfigurable Switching System is fully modular and
leverages the robustness and flexibility of WaveLogic
coherent optics, which allows TSIC to quickly deploy this network
as foreign wavelengths over its existing line system. WaveLogic also
adds scalability and programmability for the most efficient us of the
network and enables enhanced network planning and automated operations
for service delivery in a matter of hours.
Unified Management System and OneConnect
Intelligent Control Plane software, combined with intelligent mesh
design, enable end-to-end control of the network for the rapid
deployment of new services and ensuring it is able to respond
dynamically to changes, rerouting traffic automatically should there
be a break or outage.
"We�re continuously upgrading our extensive network, enabling mission
critical solutions for operators and content providers. Developing an
even more scalable and flexible network is not only about meeting the
bandwidth demands of today but also ensures the bandwidth demands of
- Mattias Fridstr�m, Vice President, Head of
Technology at TeliaSonera International Carrier
"Innovative carriers such as TSIC embrace technology that not only
makes the network more intelligent and responsive to meet customers'
needs today, but also ensures they are well positioned for the future.
By upgrading its network with our highly resilient, low-latency core
infrastructure, TSIC continues to build on its position with one of
the most advanced networks."
- Fran�ois Locoh-Donou, Senior
Vice President, Global Products Group at Ciena
1. Internet intelligence authority Renesy.com global internet
backbone rankings retrieved 9 June 2014
2. IRR telecom Next
Generation Network WDM Awards, judged by Ovum (News - Alert) and others, 2012 and 2013
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is the network specialist. We collaborate with
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