Ciena Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DonRiver, with the aim of bringing new capabilities to the networking systems, services, and software firm’s Blue Planet software and services portfolio.
There’s no denying that the last two decades have seen demand for bandwidth increasing – something that has provided much opportunity for growth for the networking market, but also presented it with some major challenges.
Ciena Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held network performance management software provider, Packet Design.
Ciena says that the acquisition would help to accelerate its Blue Planet suite of products by allowing the extension of its intelligent automation capabilities beyond Layers 0-2 and into IP. The system itself was attained via the company’s 2015 acquisition of Cyan (see Ciena buys Cyan for its software smarts).
Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme open network architecture with high-density 100G transponders has been selected to enhance two submarine networks in the Caucasus and Latin America regions.
As sole owner of the Black Sea submarine cable, Caucasus Online provides critical services in regional communications, acting as a major gateway for internet traffic from Europe to South Caucasus and the Caspian region.
Brazilian carrier Eletronet has chosen Ciena’s converged packet optical platform to launch new wavelength services across its national backbone network for wholesale, internet service providers (ISPs) and webscale companies.
HANOVER, MD – Sweden’s Eastern Light, a company building a series of new, international, submarine fiber-optic cable routes in northern Europe, has selected Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) GeoMesh solution to help meet the fast-growing demand for long-haul dark fiber in the region. The new network will have the potential for significant capacity increases, helping to fuel the Nordic and global data center market.
Jisc is deploying Ciena’s 6,500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic Ai coherent optics to provide unprecedented high-capacity 400G wavelength connectivity for the Janet Network.
Verizon has completed a successful field trial delivering live 400Gb/s Ethernet traffic on a single wavelength between MPLS Core routers over its packet-optical network.
The trial demonstrated the interoperability between equipment from two different suppliers – Ciena and Juniper – alongside the capability to quadruple the typical capacity carried on one wavelength.
Ciena, Telstra and Ericsson have collaborated to achieve speeds over 61.5GHz spectrum on Telstra’s transmission network in Melbourne. The companies say that this demonstrates the highest spectral efficiency per fibre pair ever achieved in a live environment.
When communications infrastructure is not refreshed as often as end points, such as servers and mobile devices, limitations can quickly manifest, writes Mervyn Kelly
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang