Russia’s FORATEC selects Ciena’s CN 4200

AUGUST 10, 2010 -- Ciena Corp. says that Russian telecommunications operator FORATEC chose the CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform for an optical transport network build-out in the country’s Urals region.

AUGUST 10, 2010 -- Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) says that Russian telecommunications operator FORATEC chose the CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform for an optical transport network build-out in the country’s Urals region. The newly deployed network was implemented by Ciena in partnership with Jet Infosystems, a systems integrators in Russia and the CIS region and recent member of Ciena’s BizConnect global partner program.

FORATEC‘s optical network covers Russia’s Urals Federal District and offers a range of telecommunication services -- including traditional telephony, voice over IP (VoIP), broadband services, data center connectivity, and others -- to consumers and businesses. To increase network capacity and enhance service performance for its customers, the operator selected Ciena and Jet Infosystems to extend its network an additional 150 km between the south Russian cities of Yekaterinburg and Nizhniy Tagil while creating a flexible foundation for the delivery of advanced services and applications, Ciena says.

The new deployment is based on Ciena’s CN 4200, equipped with software-programmable interface modules to support multiple services on a single wavelength and remote configurability.

“This network upgrade project was an important step for FORATEC, as we’ve implemented a solid foundation for the delivery of next-generation services and applications,” said Natalia Volkova, CTO at FORATEC. “With the help of Ciena and Jet Infosystems, we have improved the functionality of the network and created a resilient infrastructure with complete reconfigurablity that allows us to adapt as our business needs evolve.”

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