Cablevisión Argentina deploys 200-Gbps metro fiber-optic network with Ciena

Jan. 20, 2017
Cablevisión Argentina will upgrade its metro fiber-optic network with 200-Gbps transmission capability from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), the technology company announced. Ciena said that the cable operator will use its 6500 converged packet-optical transport platforms to support video services delivery as well as the operations of Cablevisión Argentina's internet business arm, Fibertel.

Cablevisión Argentina will upgrade its metro fiber-optic network with 200-Gbps transmission capability from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), the technology company announced. Ciena said that the cable operator will use its 6500 converged packet-optical transport platforms to support video services delivery as well as the operations of Cablevisión Argentina's internet business arm, Fibertel.

Cablevisión operates in 12 provinces and 90 cities throughout Argentina. It divides its operations among three major business units: Cablevisión which offers paid TV services; Fibertel for internet services; and FiberCorp, which addresses the business services needs of small, medium, and large companies. The operator has seen traffic demand on its metro network increase by 50% annually as it has rolled out its IPTV Project Flow initiative, which enables multiscreen delivery of video on demand, digital video recording, and original content.

"In order to launch our new IPTV Project Flow and give our customers anytime and anywhere access to the programing they want it was crucial to have the right infrastructure in place," explains Guillermo Fiorenza, head of Transport and Network Solutions at Cablevisión Argentina. "Ciena's solutions give us the flexibility, scale, and confidence to know we can seamlessly deliver this new service to our customers and meet the growing demand for years to come."

Use of the 6500 platforms provides Cablevisión Argentina a pathway toward 400-Gbps transmission as future needs dictate, Ciena points out. The company also will provide professional services from its Ciena Specialist Services portfolio.

For related articles, visit the Network Design Topic Center.

For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer's Guide.

Sponsored Recommendations

The Pluggable Transceiver Revolution

May 30, 2024
Discover the revolution of pluggable transceivers in our upcoming webinar, where we delve into the advancements propelling 400G and 800G coherent optics. Learn how these innovations...

The Journey to 1.6 Terabit Ethernet

May 24, 2024
Embark on a journey into the future of connectivity as the leaders of the IEEE P802.3dj Task Force unveil the groundbreaking strides towards 1.6 Terabit Ethernet, revolutionizing...

Coherent Routing and Optical Transport – Getting Under the Covers

April 11, 2024
Join us as we delve into the symbiotic relationship between IPoDWDM and cutting-edge optical transport innovations, revolutionizing the landscape of data transmission.

Enhancing Fiber Network Construction Efficiency Through the Use of Digital Technologies

Nov. 15, 2023
The fiber-optic networks that connect America’s homes and businesses to broadband services enable advanced-technology connectivity for families and workers. Behind the scenes...