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February 07, 2012

Ethernet Extender: Ciena Improves Regional Network Infrastructure of e|net

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributor


Ciena's 3916 and 3930 Service Delivery Switches have been chosen to improve the regional network infrastructure of e|net.

e|net is the private company responsible for managing the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) programme on behalf of the Irish Government. The company provides open access bandwidth to licensed operators with an advanced fibre network that covers 94 towns and cities throughout Ireland.

Network specialist Ciena collaborates with global customers to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they compete.

It is delivering the sophisticated QoS capabilities of Ciena's Carrier Ethernet platforms to e|net for carrying out a variety of traffic types and data rates.

Thanks to Ciena's 3916 Service Delivery Switch, e|net has an advanced operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM) suite, which enables all installed services to be tested remotely from the Network Operations Centre.

This simplifies the lighting of new connections and troubleshooting existing ones.

Ciena's 3930 Service Delivery Switch also introduces support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and and extends e|net's current Carrier Ethernet network, which already uses Ciena's Carrier Ethernet Solutions.

"Carriers rely on e|net for quick and reliable access to connectivity and Ciena's Carrier Ethernet Solutions offer us the portfolio needed to effectively build and expand our Carrier Ethernet network,” said - Conal Henry, chief executive officer at e|net. “That means e|net can quickly light new connections for customers, providing them with the guaranteed service quality they require."

"Ciena and e|net have worked closely together to build a resilient and flexible Carrier Ethernet network, to which this agreement is the latest addition,” said John-Paul Hemingway, vice president of strategic transformation at Ciena. “ This deployment demonstrates the value of Ciena's Carrier Ethernet Solutions, which significantly accelerate and automate service creation and activation, equipping e|net to rapidly create tailored services that meet the needs of individual customers."

Ciena was in news recently for announcing the unaudited financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2011.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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