January 21, 2013
TMCnet Enterprise Solutions Week in Review
By Carlos Olivera
TMCnet Content Producer
Enterprise solutions had a very busy week, so let’s dive right in.
Comcast (News - Alert) announced it has upgraded to Ciena’s newest 100G technology for use in its core network. A network specialist, Ciena Corporation will be providing its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with third-generation WaveLogic optical lines.
This integration will continue to help Comcast’s growth of high-speed, high-capacity services to its customers.
"Adding Ciena's WaveLogic 3 to our already installed 6500 Packet-Optical Platforms lets us leverage that investment to deliver more content, faster Internet speeds and enable new cloud-based applications for our customers, while also providing future core 400G scalability," said Kevin McElearney, senior vice president, Network Engineering, at Comcast Cable. "As we scale beyond our 100G network, Ciena's coherent optical technology will help us to deliver on our ongoing commitment to maintain and operate a high-performance, feature-rich advanced network."
In other enterprise solutions news, Tedeschi, a Massachusetts-based convenience store chain, has recently undergone a network makeover, making the switch to an MPLS network upgrade. The upgrade will allow for seamless communication between headquarters and its stores, specifically using a mix of Ethernet, T1 and DSL.
“We were already using MegaPath (News - Alert) for our network and we knew the team there shared our high standards for customer service. When we wanted to move forward with this major bandwidth boost, MegaPath was the logical choice for a scalable, full-featured, and cost-effective solution,” said Doug New, chief information officer, Tedeschi Food Shops. “Now, with MegaPath's Ethernet over Copper, T1 and DSL, we have a high-performance, cost-effective MPLS network solution in place that will enable us to deliver the best customer experience possible, while also enabling compliance with industry regulations.”
Lastly, In Motion Technology (News - Alert) recently announced a partnership with Knowledge Information Solutions (KIS) to distribute its mobile enterprise networks communications system. In Motion already deploys its mobile networks to thousands of medical personal, including law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies.
With the partnership with KIS, In Motion hopes to use KIS’ reputable service to expand its services to commercial and government customers.
"Organizations need a single, end-to-end solution to simplify management of mobile assets, operations and communications," said Tony Morris, In Motion's vice president of Sales and Marketing. "KIS has an excellent reputation for distributing and supporting IT products and services, and we're pleased to partner with them to deliver our solution to government and commercial customers."
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