The Kenton Group to use Cyan packet optical transport, SDN capabilities in fiber network builds

The Kenton Group, which offers custom network access, demarcation, and connection products and related offerings for carriers, operators, service providers, enterprises, and government throughout the UK and the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region, has partnered with Cyan (NYSE: CYNI). Cyan will supply 100-Gbps packet-optical transport systems and software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities that The Kenton Group can incorporate into its offerings.

The Kenton Group, which offers custom network access, demarcation, and connection products and related offerings for carriers, operators, service providers, enterprises, and government throughout the UK and the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region, has partnered with Cyan (NYSE: CYNI). Cyan will supply 100-Gbps packet-optical transport systems and software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities that The Kenton Group can incorporate into its offerings.

The Kenton Group’s customer roster includes BT, Talk Talk Business, and Virgin Media. The company offers custom development for their clients’ unique requirements, either via its in-house development team building products to required specifications or using best-of-breed technology from its partners, of which Cyan is now one.

Cyan will supply its Z-Series packet-optical transport platform and Blue Planet SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) orchestration platform.

“After evaluating many of the leading 100G suppliers, only Cyan offered a product set that can cope with the move to SDN and NFV in the packet-optical space which is easy to implement and manage,” explained Lee Palmer, commercial director at The Kenton Group. “With Cyan Blue Planet management tools the whole solution is quick to deploy and easy to manipulate to meet the end customers’ requirements. Cyan’s Z-Series is well positioned to complement our access products and service offerings, while meeting the needs of our customers today and their growing demand for 100G networks and beyond.”

“The combination of our network transformation solutions and The Kenton Group’s ability to deliver unparallel customer services presents Cyan with a huge opportunity to strengthen operations within the European marketplace,” added Paul Couturier, general manager and vice president of sales, EMEA, at Cyan. “The Kenton Group has the regional presence and technical expertise to build dynamic networks that can handle the transformation requirements of service providers today.”

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