SingTel deploys Ciena equipment for intelligent mesh network

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) has installed the 5410 Packet-Optical Reconfigurable Switch System (RSS) and OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane software from Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) in its global ConnectPlus IPLC network.

Sep 27th, 2012

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) has installed the 5410 Packet-Optical Reconfigurable Switch System (RSS) and OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane software from Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) in its global ConnectPlus IPLC network.

SingTel operates in 26 countries, with 135 points of presence in more than 80 cities. The ConnectPlus IPLC network upgrade will improve the network services, including E-Line services, which SingTel offers to business at 10-Gbps rates. The deployment also will enable SingTel to offer tiered service levels and differentiated service offerings such as Optical Virtual Private Networks (O-VPNs).

The carrier will use Ciena’s 5410 RSS to provide aggregation, grooming, and intelligent switching of SONET/SDH, OTN, and high-capacity leased line and Ethernet traffic in a mesh network design across existing submarine links. Ciena says its OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane technology will enable SingTel to detect faults quickly and automatically switch data traffic to backup routes as needed within 50 ms. SingTel also will benefit from the ON-Center Network and Service Management Suite for bandwidth management.

“At SingTel, customers’ business priorities have always been our key focus,” asserts Goh Boon Huat, vice president of business products, SingTel. “With the implementation of these latest technologies in our network, customers’ networks will be future-ready for the delivery of ICT services across multiple geographies. We can help our customers achieve greater business advantage by allowing them to deploy data-intensive applications such as video conferencing, multimedia, data analysis and business continuity planning.”

“Advances in packet optical switching and intelligent control plane technology help position service providers like SingTel to better address enterprise and consumer demand for uninterrupted data flow,” adds Ron Kline, Principal Analyst, Ovum. “Additionally, with a high-capacity, high-performance network, featuring a mesh network design for resiliency, operators can differentiate themselves by offering tiered service levels and new packet optical services to monetize network assets.”

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