Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) says that Vincent Communications and Controls Ltd. has deployed its packet networking platforms to expand service capabilities by increasing bandwidth for mobile backhaul and business services. Ciena's service delivery and aggregation platforms will provide Vincent Communications with a scalable, reliable means of managing and extending their service offerings, the company says.
Vincent Communications is using elements of Ciena's 39xx Service Delivery Switches (3916 and 3942) and 51xx Service Aggregation Switches (5142 and 5160) lines to meet network requirements for form and function, and low power and footprint requirements.
According to Ciena, Vincent Communications will deploy Ciena's 3906mvi Service Virtualization Switch to use network function virtualization (NFV) technology for flexible deployment of virtual functions at the customer premises. With the switch, enterprise and mobile backhaul applications can utilize virtualized functions when and where necessary, and benefit from decreased costs and improved monitoring and maintenance capabilities.
"Our network must be flexible to support our current offerings, while we simultaneously invest in infrastructure for advanced services made possible with NFV," said Scott Vincent, Vincent Communications CEO. "We selected Ciena's packet-based solutions as they not only fulfill our current service needs, but provide an agile framework where we can grow our network and ultimately our customer base."
Yesterday Ciena announced enhancements to its packet portfolio to help network operators accommodate pressure to deploy more connections at faster speeds (see "Ciena enhances packet networking portfolio"). Ciena says its packet technology will enable Vincent Communications' operators to provide MEF CE2.0 services to the oil and gas industry, its primary customer base, over a resilient network, with SLA guarantees.
Vincent Communications designs, plans, and implements data, voice, and internet communication networks as well as tower infrastructure throughout northern Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.
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