Fibertech moves to metro 100 Gigabit Ethernet

Metro fiber-optic network services provider Fibertech Networks has installed 6500 Packet-Optical Platforms and 3930 and 3916 Service Delivery Switches from Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN), the systems house revealed. The equipment will enable Fibertech to support the delivery of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services and applications to its roster of customers in the service provider, large enterprise, higher education, healthcare, and government vertical markets.

Metro fiber-optic network services provider Fibertech Networks has installed 6500 Packet-Optical Platforms and 3930 and 3916 Service Delivery Switches from Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN), the systems house revealed. The equipment will enable Fibertech to support the delivery of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) services and applications to its roster of customers in the service provider, large enterprise, higher education, healthcare, and government vertical markets.

Fibertech Networks serves 29 mid-size markets in the eastern and central United States via a fiber-optic network that covers more than 9000 route miles and connects more than 8000 buildings.

The 100G metro services should support a wide range of customer requirements. These include high-speed data center connectivity, digital media transmission and on-demand video retrieval, HD and 3D video for telemedicine/telesurgery applications, and ultra-low latency networking. To support reliable service delivery and flexible provisioning, Fibertech also will use Ciena’s OneControl Unified Management platform for unified management, visualization, and control of the network.

“Providing this large amount of data to the end user demonstrates our ability to implement and support the ever-growing bandwidth needs of our customers,” said Earl Ipsaro, vice president of engineering at Fibertech. “By deploying Ciena’s packet-optical and packet networking solutions we can continue to leverage our fiber infrastructure and expand out to cost-effectively reach more businesses.”

“We are seeing an increasing need for high-capacity, programmable networks to serve our joint customers. Network convergence and service velocity are also both top-of-mind,” according to Jason Phipps, general manager of global enterprise and government market verticals at Ciena. “Our collaboration with Fibertech – also a BizConnect Partner – has resulted in a number of strategic enterprise and public sector wins, and the expanding addressable markets within these segments create opportunity for accelerated growth.”

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