Vianet selects Ciena’s packet and optical platforms in Nepal

Vianet Communications, a fixed broadband operator in Nepal, will deploy Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and 5160 Service Aggregation Switch to meet unpredictable traffic patterns and a surge in bandwidth demand generated by new residential and enterprise customers. Vianet boasts more than 70,000 customers and helped introduce fiber to the home (FTTH) technology in the ISP arena in Nepal.

Jan 31st, 2019

Vianet Communications, a fixed broadband operator in Nepal, will deploy Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and 5160 Service Aggregation Switch to meet unpredictable traffic patterns and a surge in bandwidth demand generated by new residential and enterprise customers. Vianet boasts more than 70,000 customers and helped introduce fiber to the home (FTTH) technology in the ISP arena in Nepal (see "Vianet Communications to build fiber broadband network across Nepal").

“As a network provider to Nepal for almost two decades, our customers have come to expect a superior level of service – and it’s something we must continue to provide,” says Prasanna Pokhrel, CEO at Vianet. “As we expand our market share, Ciena has made the process of keeping up with changing customer preferences easy, especially with the added software intelligence and visibility of activity of our network.”

The 6500 Packet-Optical Platform will enable improved intracity connectivity in Kathmandu while providing international connectivity between Nepal and other countries, says Ciena. The 5160 Service Aggregation Switch will enable efficient delivery and aggregate large quantities of packet data while meeting stringent service level agreements, the technology provider added.

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