Cable&Wireless adds 100 Gbps to Hong Kong and Singapore nets

Cable&Wireless Worldwide, whose intention to add 100-Gbps to certain European routes was announced last month, has added similar capabilities to metro networks in Hong Kong and Singapore. As with the European deployment, Cable&Wireless will leverage Ciena Corp.’s (NASDAQ: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.

Jun 7th, 2012

Cable&Wireless Worldwide, whose addition of 100-Gbps to certain European routes was announced last month (see “Cable&Wireless Worldwide chooses Ciena for 100-Gbps link”), has added similar capabilities to metro networks in Hong Kong and Singapore. As with the European deployment, Cable&Wireless will leverage Ciena Corp.’s (NASDAQ: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.

The live metro networks are based on a mesh architecture. Ciena says its engineering and consultative approach to the project enabled the company to work closely with the carrier to develop a deployment strategy that would meet the timelines required to support Cable&Wireless’s presence and competitive position in Asia. The project included planning for services supported by the carrier’s current metro ring architectures, which are based on Ciena’s 4200 Advanced Services Platform. This approach ensured a smooth upgrade to 100G and seamless transition for existing customers as the carrier evolves toward its next-generation mesh network, Ciena says.

“Hong Kong and Singapore are both dynamic markets experiencing an explosive demand for bandwidth,” commented Gavin Tait, director, network planning and implementation, Asia, at the carrier. “Cable&Wireless Worldwide is committed to being ahead of the curve with the most reliable, flexible, and scalable network infrastructure that will fuel the success of our enterprise customers in those markets. We have partnered with Ciena to allow us to rapidly launch high-capacity services, remaining ahead of the competition and securing key enterprise customers.”

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