GTS jumps to 100G in Central and Eastern Europe via Ciena

GTS Central Europe has decided not to mess with success and has turned again to Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) for its latest network upgrade, a move to 100-Gbps optical transmission. The network operator, which supplies integrated telecommunications and data center services throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), has deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform as part of the fiber-optic network enhancement.

GTS Central Europe has decided not to mess with success and has turned again to Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) for its latest network upgrade, a move to 100-Gbps optical transmission. The network operator, which supplies integrated telecommunications and data center services throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), has deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform as part of the fiber-optic network enhancement.

Ciena has had a lot of luck with GTS Central Europe. The carrier has deployed the system house’s 4200 platforms (see “GTS CE selects Ciena CN 4200 FlexSelect for network upgrade”),CoreStream Agility Optical Transport System (see "GTS Energis upgrades core and metro networks with Ciena"), and various other packet networking platforms in its network. This latest equipment purchase will see the 6500 support 100-Gbps coherent transmission across high-traffic routes in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Germany at distances of 1400 km without regeneration.

“By deploying Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, GTS can continue to deliver on our commitment to provide the latest technologies and innovative solutions for our business customers,” offers Sunny Kumar, vice president of marketing and business development at GTS. “Ciena’s converged packet optical technology allows us to provide capacity and latency improvements to our international networks, and support bandwidth-intensive services and enterprise applications.”

“As a long-term partner to GTS, we have experienced with them the increasing need for high-capacity networks in the Central and Eastern European region. Future-proofing for this demand requires not only additional capacity, but also a cost-efficient infrastructure that enables telecom operators to support the service offerings their customers demand. With our converged packet optical solutions, GTS’ upgraded network will do just that to meet the growing transport and latency sensitive needs of their customers in the CEE region and beyond,” asserts Nick Walden, regional managing director, Northern Europe at Ciena.


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