Viaero upgrades mobile network to IP, DWDM fiber transport services

Nov. 2, 2021
New deployments will see the Fort Morgan, CO -based service provider Viaero upgrade its mobile network support infrastructure from microwave and leased services to an IP and DWDM architecture.

Ribbon Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: RBBN) says that Viaero Wireless and Viaero Fiber Networks will deploy the technology provider’s Neptune and Apollo systems, as well as its Muse domain controller. The deployments will see the Fort Morgan, CO -based service provider Viaero upgrade its mobile network support infrastructure from microwave and leased services to an IP and DWDM architecture.

Use of the Neptune platform will enable MPLS transport, while the Apollo systems will meet Viaero’s DWDM requirements. Together with the Muse platform, they support gigabit and 10G aggregation over 200G optical transport, scalable to 400G.

The systems also enable provide network performance monitoring, analytics, fiber monitoring via an automated OTDR, and service level agreement (SLA) management.

Besides meeting its own needs, with the deployment Viaero will be able to offer mobile backhaul services to other MNOs.

“We are committed to delivering reliable, affordable services that keep our customers connected regardless of where they are within the world,” said Ron Christensen, president of Viaero Fiber Networks. “Enhancing our fiber transport with Ribbon allows us to dramatically increase our network capacity and expand our offerings and services. Ribbon was the clear choice for this upgrade and will provide Layer 1 through Layer 3 transport along with a single network management solution.”

“We are extremely pleased to support Viaero and their rapidly expanding fiber network,” said Sam Bucci, executive vice president and general manager, IP Optical Networks Business Unit. “Our integrated IP Optical solutions have the multi-service edge capabilities required to support 5G X-haul and broadband backhaul, not only giving Viaero the improved speed and efficiency they need, but also the agility and performance required to capture and grow new revenue streams.”

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director & Associate Publisher

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, DOCSIS technology, and more.

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