Conterra Networks takes aim at the 400G wholesale wavelength service market

May 20, 2024
The new service targeting service providers in various Western states will leverage Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme platform.

Conterra Networks is capitalizing on the growing need for wholesale 400G wavelength services with the debut of its service for service provider customers in Texas, North Carolina, and Louisiana.

Leveraging Ciena's WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e), Conterra says its differentiator is its ability to respond quickly to carrier customer needs. The provider can turn up wavelength services in hours versus weeks that other providers take. 

Another advantage is the way Conterra has built its network. 

By strategically locating nodes in both major cities and mid-markets for middle-mile connectivity, Conterra ensures comprehensive coverage and accessibility. Additionally, being collocated in major data centers, including Dallas and Charlotte, Conterra provides direct connections to critical hubs, enhancing network reliability and performance.

Also, Conterra claims it has achieved a remarkable 30% increase in fiber capacity without the need for extensive infrastructure builds. This efficiency allows Conterra to meet the growing demands for bandwidth without significant investments in new infrastructure, translating into cost savings and enhanced scalability for clients.

The network is managed via Ciena's Navigator Network Control Suite, offering end-to-end visibility and assurance from a single control point.

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Sean Buckley

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