The advent of 5G and the proliferation of a connected future, finally reaching the potential the Internet of Things (IoT) presents, is possible from collaboration. More specifically, planting the seeds of partnership and seeing those roots deliver all the rewards innovation can offer.
Vodafone (News - Alert) New Zealand is building on a longstanding relationship with Ciena to enable support for bandwidth-heavy applications like UHD, 5G and the IoT.
“Our long-standing collaboration with Ciena is a relationship we value greatly. The combination of top-echelon technology and impeccable customer service has put us in a winning position. As a result, we’re very comfortable in not only maintaining but growing our customer base, particularly those that require complex and unique network services,” explained Vodafone Technology Director Tony Baird.
Several months back, Vodafone selected Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai coherent optics in deploying the world’s first 400 gigabit per wavelength optical system. Combined with Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) Domain Controller and Liquid Spectrum (News - Alert), Vodafone New Zealand is able to leverage real time data to support existing or new services.
“To respond to changes in end-user consumption and explosion in data usage, leading operators like Vodafone New Zealand must both automate and scale their networks,” said Rick Seeto, Vice President and General Manager, Ciena Asia Pacific & Japan. “They need a network that can adapt and respond, in real time, to their customers’ ever-changing demands while transforming from a necessary capability to a strategic asset – that’s the basis of the adaptive network.”
Adaptive networking is not optional in the cloud era. Laying the foundation for future-forward, on-demand connectivity is no small task. Vodafone and Ciena are teaming to illustrate the way.
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Edited by Maurice Nagle