Cox Communications selects Ciena for US network

26 August 2003 Linthicum MD Lightwave Europe -- Ciena Corp has announced that Cox Communications, Inc. has selected Ciena's ONLINE Metro and Online Edge platforms to support data services on its multiservice broadband communications network.

26 August 2003 Linthicum MD Lightwave Europe -- Ciena Corp has announced that Cox Communications, Inc. has selected Ciena's ONLINE Metro and Online Edge platforms to support data services on its multiservice broadband communications network.

Ciena's Online platforms are helping Cox to deliver video-on-demand, storage area networking and Gigabit Ethernet services to its customers. Cox says that the solution gives it flexibility and reliability in metro area networks as the company is moving to collapse its voice and data platforms into a common infrastructure.

Consolidating its existing infrastructure with Ciena's Online multiservice solution will create greater capacity, flexibility and service support across the network.

"Ciena's product family allows us to upgrade our network while leveraging our existing infrastructure," said Darryl Ladd, Cox's director of network architecture. The Online platform's technology, reliability and feature sets are instrumental in our ability to deliver advanced data services to our growing customer base."

Francois Locoh-Donou, VP marketing at Ciena, said, "These metro and edge networking systems were designed to provide high-bandwidth capacity, carrier-class reliability, and a cost-effective platform for converging voice, video and data services onto a unified network."

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