Globecomm teams with Ciena for packet-optical upgrades

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Satellite communications operator Globecomm has deployed Ciena’s packet-optical networking products to meet its growing content distribution requirements across the markets it serves.

With more than 250 customers throughout its global footprint, Globecomm delivers mission-critical and time-sensitive applications such as video for breaking news stories, disaster recovery for the armed forces and essential connectivity to maritime ships crossing oceans around the world.

Such satellite services require the support of a high-quality terrestrial network. Ciena says its Ethernet switching, optical transport and network management software are enabling the fast, reliable and high-performance connectivity needed to meet the demands of the harsh and unique conditions that Globecomm’s customers often operate in.

With this in mind, Globecomm recently built a content distribution network (CDN) to service its growing media customer base as it expanded into countries throughout Africa and Asia.

The operator is using Ciena’s 5142 service aggregation switch to transmit high-quality, bandwidth-heavy content, such as videoconferencing, surveillance and video streaming, through the cost-effective operation of Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks. It is also using Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform, to support optical transport applications from 2.5Gb/s to 200Gb/s and beyond.

In addition, Ciena’s network management capabilities enable Globecomm to design, schedule and commission services across its network in a matter of minutes instead of days, helping to reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.

“Our customers come to us with some of the most complex communication requirements in the industry because they know the solutions we provide will work, no matter what. Some of our most challenging work, including the recent expansion of our solutions into remote areas of Africa and Asia, would not be successful without Ciena. Our long-standing relationship makes it possible for us to provide high-quality end-user experiences regardless of device, platform or location,” said Michele Scotto, senior vice president business development, Globecomm.

 

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