Fiber-optic network services provider Lightpath has rolled out 800-Gbps capabilities via implementation of Ciena’s (NYSE:CIEN) WaveLogic 5 Extreme technology. The company also will deploy Ciena’s Waveserver Ai platform, which will pair with a flexible-grid optical transport network based on Ciena’s 6500 RLS platforms.
Lightpath provides a variety of connectivity and business services to customers in the metro New York area, including financial services firms (see, for example, “Lightpath intros 100-Gbps optical transport service” and “Lightpath raises New York metro fiber-optic network footprint”). The enhanced optical transport technology will increase fiber network flexibility and efficiency as well as support Layer 1 encryption for data security. Cable MSO Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) owns a controlling interest in the company (see "Altice USA to sell almost 50% of Lightpath fiber enterprise business to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners").
“In order for our customers to execute on their own digital innovations, we need to provide them with fast and reliable connectivity. With Ciena’s solutions, our customers in the New York and Boston metro areas will now experience next-level digital services with high bandwidth and minimal latency,” commented Phil Olivero, CTO at Lightpath.
“As users consume more digital content, it is crucial for service providers to ensure their network can adapt to these surging and often unpredictable demands. With Ciena's technology, Lightpath is adding scalability to meet bandwidth demands and also gaining real-time visibility into the performance of its network,” added Kevin Sheehan, CTO, Americas, for Ciena.
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