CIENA Corp. (Linthicum, MD) announced that GST Telecommunications Inc. (Vancouver, WA)) is the

Mar 1st, 1999

CIENA Corp. (Linthicum, MD) announced that GST Telecommunications Inc. (Vancouver, WA)) is the first carrier to optically integrate its long-haul network with portions of its local network using CIENA`s MultiWave Sentry and MultiWave Firefly dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) systems. CIENA`s DirectConnect technology enables GST to do the integration optically and without the use of Synchronous Optical Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (sonet/sdh) multiplexers or regenerators. GST recently turned up 13 cities on its VITA network, which combines voice and data onto a single networking platform.

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