Ciena chosen by TeliaSonera International Carrier

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Ciena Corporation´s 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 services.

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 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.

Mattias Fridström, vice president and head of technology at TeliaSonera International Carrier, said: '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 tomorrow.'

François Locoh-Donou, senior vice president of the global products group at Ciena, added: '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.'

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