RCN Metro Optical Networks turns to Ciena

NOVEMBER 20, 2008 -- RCN Metro Optical Networks, a provider of high-capacity transport services for carriers as well as large and medium-sized businesses, has deployed Ciena Corp.'s CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform family

NOVEMBER 20, 2008 -- RCN Metro Optical Networks (search for RCN), a division of RCN Corp. and a provider of high-capacity transport services for carriers as well as large and medium-sized businesses, has deployed Ciena Corp.'s (search for Ciena) CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform family to enable the delivery of assured, high-capacity transport services in managed optical networks. RCN Metro has also joined Ciena's BizConnect global partner program as a designated Managed Services Provider (MSP) partner.

With customer satisfaction in mind, RCN Metro chose to deploy Ciena's CN 4200 family in its managed optical networks, ensuring a flexible and scalable network architecture for the delivery of managed Ethernet, video transport, wavelength and data center connectivity services to its customers, according to the systems vendor.

"We strive to deliver customized service offerings that are innovative and reliable," said Felipe Alvarez, president of RCN Metro. "Ciena's platforms give us a very flexible network foundation upon which we can deliver a variety of advanced business services quickly and efficiently."

In addition to RCN Metro's deployments, RCN Corp. has used the CN 4200 in an extensive upgrade to its core and metro networks.

"Our CN 4200 family, coupled with the customized support of our BizConnect partner program, allows RCN Metro to simplify and enhance the networks of its managed services customers through assured delivery with support for stringent SLAs, unprecedented flexibility to support a wide array of network protocols, and the scalability to meet businesses' future transport needs," said Mike Aquino, senior vice president, global field operations at Ciena.

As a Ciena BizConnect Managed Services Provider partner, RCN Metro has access to Ciena's network equipment, technical support and guidance on developing service offerings, as well as an interactive online partner and marketing support community.

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