Cable & Wireless Panama taps Ciena for nationwide backbone

OCTOBER 19, 2009 -- Ciena Corp. says that Cable & Wireless Panama has upgraded its nationwide backbone network using the systems vendor’s family of CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platforms. The new network is designed to provide efficient transport for a variety of TDM and transparent Ethernet services using Optical Transport Network (OTN) and software-programmable port technologies.

OCTOBER 19, 2009 -- Ciena Corp. says that Cable & Wireless Panama has upgraded its nationwide backbone network using the systems vendor’s family of CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platforms. The new network is designed to provide efficient transport for a variety of TDM and transparent Ethernet services using Optical Transport Network (OTN) and software-programmable port technologies.

Ciena says that, after a competitive review, Cable & Wireless Panama initially selected the CN 4200 for a specific application -- a transport network that connects Ethernet-based security cameras mounted in streets and public areas throughout the metropolitan area for the Panama City police department.

“From video surveillance to IP services and submarine cable interconnection, our service portfolio goes well beyond the basic voice and data offerings of our competitors, so we wanted a backbone network that had the flexibility to support a variety of customers and services,” said Jose R. Quintero, CTO at Cable & Wireless Panama. “After deploying the CN 4200 platforms for the video surveillance network and realizing the benefits of its advanced features, we quickly moved to expand the deployment to ensure an agile transport network throughout our serving area.”

“As we continue to engage with Cable & Wireless Panama and other progressive network operators around the world, we are seeing a common approach to next-generation transport requirements emerge that demands scale in three dimensions: multi-service flexibility, distance and capacity,” said Mike Aquino, senior vice president, global field operations at Ciena. “The CN 4200 platforms provide a very flexible set of networking building blocks that operators can use to configure transport solutions tailored to their portfolio of services and operational needs, whether it is for a single metro application or a service-driven long haul national network.”

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