Cablevision Argentina upgrades national network with Ciena

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) says its 6500 packet-optical platform will be used by Cablevision Argentina to upgrade its inter-urban fiber-optic network backbone across Argentina. The network enhancements will enable Cablevision Argentina to provide high-speed Internet service, expanded cable offerings, and uncompressed HD video transport to its growing subscriber base.

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) says its 6500 packet-optical platform will be used by Cablevision Argentina to upgrade its inter-urban fiber-optic network backbone across Argentina. The network enhancements will enable Cablevision Argentina to provide high-speed Internet service, expanded cable offerings, and uncompressed HD video transport to its growing subscriber base.

One of the largest cable-TV and Internet service providers in Argentina, Cablevision Argentina is deploying the 6500 packet-optical platform to bring ROADM and 100G capabilities to its optical network. The deployment will provide the flexibility needed to re-route wavelengths across the network, reduce latency, and help the provider efficiently connect regional nodes across long distances. The network upgrade involves 30 nodes across Cablevision Argentina’s footprint, upgrading connections from Buenos Aires to other regional centers.

Ciena says that the upgrade will bring Cablevision Argentina immediate bandwidth gains, ensuring that it has the capacity to quickly and reliably deliver a mix of new and existing services and protocols—including OTN, SDH and Ethernet—at speeds of 1G to 10G, 100G, and beyond. This upgrade is adding new capacity over existing infrastructure, ensuring that Cablevision Argentina can maximize the value of its assets.

The Argentinean operator will also benefit from new packet networking capabilities on the 6500, with the option to integrate packet switching and traffic management alongside OTN transport to address surging demand for Ethernet services and connectivity. Designed for easy customization, the packet networking functions on the 6500 will also give Cablevision Argentina the ability to dial packet services up or down depending on customer demand.

Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management System will provide point-and-click service provisioning for faster service turn-up and end-to-end visibility to ensure that Cablevision Argentina can effectively meet all end-customer service level agreements (SLAs). The advanced management software also improves troubleshooting in the event of a network outage or alarm.

A team of in-region experts from Ciena is supporting the upgrade from start to finish. Ciena offers a full range of professional services via its Ciena Specialist Services portfolio, including network management, migration and maintenance.

“Ciena’s solution gives us the flexibility to gradually scale our network and expand capacity across a huge geography. This will allow us to offer high-speed Internet, cable and business services to our growing customer base. Moving forward, Ciena’s 6500 will help us reduce the complexity of transporting and managing our optical infrastructure,” said Guillermo Fiorenza, head of transport network architecture at Cablevision Argentina.

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