MARCH 19, 2007 -- Ciena Corp. (search for Ciena) today announced that Dreamline Co., Ltd., a broadband service provider in South Korea, has selected Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform (search for CN 4200) to support the delivery of new Ethernet services for its growing base of leased-line customers in the region. The flexibility inherent in Ciena's CN 4200 platform will enable Dreamline to more cost-effectively deliver services on demand and improve the overall performance of its backbone network, says the service provider.
A competitive carrier with more than 24,000 km of fiber deployed in Korea, Dreamline owns and operates a nationwide DWDM network comprising both mesh and ring topologies with 400 Gbits/sec of capacity in most metropolitan areas. In an effort to bolster its service portfolio beyond 2.5-Gbit/sec services, which are in increasing demand from its residential and business customers, Dreamline is upgrading its network architecture to support 10-Gbit/sec services and address growing demand for bandwidth.
Dreamline reports that it will use Ciena's CN 4200 platform for deployment throughout the network to provide 10-Gbit/sec TDM, 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE), and sub-wavelength services.
"As demand continues for higher speed and more diverse services, we needed to implement a solution that enables the flexibility to dynamically support changing capacity requirements and rapidly respond to requests for new services," explains Gi-Young Park, technical investigation and network planning team leader at Dreamline. "Ciena's CN 4200 platform provides this functionality with software-defined ports and remote provisioning capabilities to deliver any combination of services at any time, while reducing the cost and complexity of our network by aggregating any service on a single platform," adds Park.
Dreamline will deploy Ciena's CN 4200 in its DWDM backbone network to carry TDM and Ethernet traffic for customers throughout the region. Dreamline says it also plans to employ Ciena's ON-Center Network and Service Management Suite to maximize network flexibility, enhance element manageability, and more efficiently utilize resources throughout the network. Ciena has partnered with Yukyung, a Korean systems integrator, to deploy Ciena's equipment in its network.
"As the network specialist, Ciena is focused on identifying and delivering solutions that are tailored to the unique needs of our customers," contends Mike Aquino, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Ciena. "The deployment of the CN 4200 platform will enable Dreamline to more efficiently enhance the scalability and flexibility of its regional and metro service offerings while protecting existing network investments. Moreover," he says, "the CN 4200 enables Dreamline to reduce complexity and help mitigate current and future costs of running its network."
Ciena claims its CN 4200, the flagship product of its FlexSelect Architecture and a key element of its FlexSelect for Ethernet strategy, is the first multiservice transport and service aggregation platform capable of supporting the migration to packet networks using future-ready technology such as ITU G.709 Optical Transport Network (OTN) for service transparency, dynamic wavelength routing via hybrid ROADM technology, and remote service provisioning and management capabilities. Using software-defined service ports, it is capable of on-demand support for any transport or service protocol--including SONET/SDH, Ethernet, storage (Fibre Channel, FICON, ESCON) or video--at any speed on any available port.
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