AboveNet deploys Ciena gear

OCTOBER 2, 2007 � Ciena Corp. says that AboveNet Inc. has deployed Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform throughout its metro networks.

OCTOBER 2, 2007 � Ciena Corp. (search for Ciena) says that AboveNet Inc. (search for AboveNet) has deployed Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform throughout its metro networks to power a variety of private networks transporting Ethernet, IP, and other managed services.

Ciena asserts its CN 4200 enables AboveNet to offer private managed services that can be remotely provisioned on-demand to support nearly any transport service, thereby creating a managed service platform that can quickly adapt to changing customer requirements.

"Customers are demanding comprehensive managed solutions to help solve IT and business challenges. They require not only bandwidth infrastructure, but also security, compliance, management tools and application-focused services," said Bill LaPerch, president and CEO of AboveNet. "In order to be successful in the high-growth managed services market, you must have a flexible, service-oriented architecture with rich management tools to address customer demands. That is why we are pleased to have chosen the CN 4200."

The CN 4200 platforms also serve as a direct extension of AboveNet's core optical network that provides service between its metro locations and is based on Ciena's CoreStream Agility Optical Transport System.

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