Fibrecomm enhances capacity of Malaysian network with Ciena 40G

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) says that Malaysian carrier Fibrecomm Network (M) Sdn. Bhd. is expanding its network with equipment from Ciena, including advanced optical technologies such as 40G, OTN switching, and directionless ROADMs. The carrier is the first in the region to deploy Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching and directionless ROADM technology, according to Ciena.

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) says that Malaysian carrier Fibrecomm Network (M) Sdn. Bhd. is expanding its network with equipment from Ciena, including advanced optical technologies such as 40G, OTN switching, and directionless ROADMs. The carrier is the first in the region to deploy Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching and directionless ROADM technology, according to Ciena.

Directionless ROADMs enable network operators to remotely direct and redirect wavelengths along any path in the network, enabling cost-effective, fast network restoration during link failures, and better allocation of network resources.

Fibrecomm offers connectivity and application services to service providers, including wavelength, bandwidth, IP, Ethernet, colocation, and project management and consultancy services. Fibrecomm’s planned backbone network expansion spans across Peninsula Malaysia and East Malaysia - Sabah to connect the northern and southern portions of the network.

Fibrecomm is deploying Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, which integrates coherent optics, automated OTN, packet and SONET/SDH switching, control plane, and unified network management to help network operators to scale, manage, and differentiate services. Fibrecomm will also deploy the 6100 Multiservice Optical Platform for aggregation of lower-speed SDH traffic.

Project rollout and deployment of this network enhancement is being jointly managed by Fibrecomm and Formis, a regional Ciena BizConnect partner based in Malaysia. Deployment began in December and already includes several live network segments.

"Malaysia is experiencing a growing demand for capacity, driven by the rapid evolution of information and communication technology," said Ang Meng Hee, chief executive officer, Fibrecomm Network (M) Sdn Bhd. "Fibrecomm selected Ciena’s advanced optical technologies because they provide a more reliable and agile network infrastructure that can meet our customers’ needs where 10G is barely enough to fulfill the continuous demand. With Ciena’s proven platform that is scalable to multiple 10G/40G, even 100G, we are well equipped to stand apart from our competition."

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