Bouygues Telecom Selects Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform

Bouygues Telecom Selects Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform Image Credit: Ciena

French Mobile Operator, Bouygues Telecom has selected Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to help improve the efficiency, scalability and reliability of its current network backhauling and aggregation infrastructure and support the creation of its new “SuperCore” network.

According to Ciena, this deployment will increase capacity to up to 400G to support surging capacity demands and new high-bandwidth services as well as allow Bouygues Telecom to further grow its mobile and ISP offerings, and lay the foundations for a future 5G rollout.

This network deployment also supports Bouygues Telecom's mission to offer its customers a superior quality of service through its 4G network – and soon 5G – and also enable the company to support its strong ambitions for its fixed network and, more particularly, with fiber to the home (FTTH).

Jean Paul Arzel, Directeur Reseau, Bouygues Telecom
Modernizing our backhauling and aggregation networks in addition to our SuperCore network is a major evolution of our infrastructure, allowing us to better service our customers and manage bandwidth demands as users become even more data-centric in their device use.

Virginie Hollebecque, VP, EMEA, Ciena 
The rollout of 5G represents a major opportunity on the horizon. Network providers own the delivery of content to users, so they need to ensure they upgrade their networks today to cope with tomorrow's capacity demands and to position them to capitalize on future market potential. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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