APRIL 28, 2008 -- EMBARQ Corp. (search for EMBARQ) has selected the CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform from Ciena Corp. (search for Ciena) for deployment throughout its network. The equipment will support the aggregation and transport of a variety of residential and business services.
EMBARQ selected Ciena's CN 4200 for its ability to dynamically increase bandwidth to handle growing capacity demands, according to Ciena. In addition, the platform is capable of carrying multiple types of voice, video, and data traffic, eliminating the need for additional equipment.
"Our customers are demanding new bandwidth-intensive products for their communications needs, and EMBARQ is committed to providing a network able to effectively meet those demands," said Jim Hansen, senior vice president, Network Services at EMBARQ. "Our promise to customers is to offer practical, innovative solutions for their communications needs. This deployment gives us the added bandwidth we need to fulfill that promise within our current capital program."
EMBARQ is installing the Ciena CN 4200 platform across its service territories. Currently, more than 100 nodes have been deployed.