Conterra Networks Selects Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform as Core Switch

Conterra Networks Selects Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform as Core Switch Image Credit: Ciena

Ciena announced that Conterra Networks, a leading fiber-optic telecommunications network services company in the US is expanding its deployment of Ciena’s packet-optical and intelligent software platforms.

The systems will enable Conterra to efficiently scale network capacity and support its expanding service coverage to serve customers across its operating footprint.

Conterra Networks is a communications network company that provides services to enterprise, government and wholesale carriers in 22 states across the United States. The company’s strengths are in building and managing fiber-rich networks that are not limited by oversubscribed legacy technology platforms. Instead, they offer flexible architectural designs and bandwidth capacity. 

Conterra has selected Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform as its core switch. Additionally, Conterra is expanding its deployment of Ciena’s 5170 Service Aggregation Switch. This 100 Gbps aggregation switch will allow Conterra to expand its offerings of MEF-compatible services such as E-Line and E-LAN services. Ciena’s network management software will provide Conterra a greater level of control over its network, providing end-to-end visibility of its services across all transport, switching, and packet network elements. This will also make it easier for Conterra to rapidly and reliably deploy new services and optimize the use of its current network and bandwidth assets.

Craig Gunderson, President and COO, Conterra Networks
We’ve made significant investments in our fiber-optic network to deliver advanced communication services to businesses, carrier and education organizations. Ciena’s innovative packet-optical and intelligent software solutions will be instrumental to our success and support our strong business growth.

Eric Danielson, VP of Regional Sales, Ciena
Today’s unpredictable data traffic patterns make it difficult to scale and grow in a secure way, something Conterra prioritizes to benefit its customers. Ciena’s packet-optical networking platforms will facilitate Conterra’s efforts to deliver new levels of capacity, flexibility and resiliency.

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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