Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Allstream taps Ciena for national broadband network

TORONTO, CANADA & LINTHICUM, USA: Allstream Inc., one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, and Ciena Corp. announced the deployment of Ciena’s coherent optical technology in the operator’s 100G-capable national broadband network. The augmented network ensures Allstream can provide heightened network resiliency and performance with its scalable, high-bandwidth national network.

* The enhanced national broadband network allows Allstream to deliver enhanced managed wavelength services to customers in high-capacity transaction environments such as data centers, financial institutions, and government services.

* Leveraging Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic coherent optical processors, Allstream significantly increased its network capacity and resiliency throughout Canada—without adding significant cost and complexity to the network—to deliver bandwidth-intensive applications, such as IP-based collaboration tools, multimedia and social networking, advanced Internet services, remote data storage and videoconferencing.

* Allstream is also utilizing leading-edge network management software solutions from Ciena to ensure optimal network performance.

A long-standing Ciena customer, Allstream is a designated Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner in Ciena’s BizConnect global partner program.

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