Telmex taps Ciena for long-haul WDM

Feb. 7, 2006
February 7, 2006 Linthicum, MD -- Ciena announced that its CoreStream Agility optical transmission system and FlexSelect platform has been selected by Teléfonos de México S.A. de C.V. (Telmex), Mexico's leading telecommunications service provider, for deployment in the provider's nationwide long-distance network.

February 7, 2006 Linthicum, MD -- Ciena announced that its CoreStream Agility optical transmission system and FlexSelect platform has been selected by Teléfonos de México S.A. de C.V. (Telmex), Mexico's leading telecommunications service provider, for deployment in the provider's nationwide long-distance network.

Ciena's FlexSelect platform a standards-based network architecture that enables adaptability and manageability in automating delivery and management of any mix of services including SONET/SDH, OTN, Ethernet, storage, and video. As a strategic vendor to Telmex, Ciena says the platform enables scalable capacity, design flexibility, and network automation across the provider's network.

For several years the company's CoreDirector multiservice switch has been deployed in Telmex's Mexico City metropolitan area network and in additional Telmex metro networks. The company says its CoreStream Agility system, designed with an open architecture that supports efficient transport of voice, video, and data services, adds to its existing presence in the provider's long-distance network by delivering "agile WDM" for the routing of signals and reconfiguration of network traffic via software, enabling a single, fully-automated nationwide infrastructure.

"We are very pleased to expand our work with Telmex and demonstrate in another large-scale deployment the innovative market value of our CoreStream platform and our FlexSelect architecture," comments Gary Smith, president and CEO of Ciena. "Our strategic relationship and success with Telmex is a solid illustration of our commitment to global growth and serving the technology and economic needs of top-tier carrier customers."

Capable of routing wavelengths up to speeds of 40 Gbit/sec for long-haul and ultra long-haul (ULH) network routes, Ciena says its CoreStream Agility system implements an all-optical bypass to eliminate optical-electrical-optical (OEO) signal conversions and transceivers. Additionally, the company says the system lowers ongoing operational costs by automating end-to-end service provisioning and management, inventory and resource tracking, and dynamic power management capabilites.