Dakota Carrier Network deploys Ciena's coherent optical technology
Dec 12, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Ciena Corporation has announced that Dakota Carrier Network LLC, a North Dakota-based communications provider, has deployed Ciena's coherent optical technology to deliver 40G and 100G wavelength services across its statewide optical backbone.
The upgraded network leverages Ciena's OPn framework principles, allowing DCN to deliver voice, video and data services to its commercial, education and government customers at speeds of 10G, 40G, and 100G.
DCN recently deployed Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform equipped with WaveLogic coherent optical processors in an 88-channel DWDM ring. This configuration allows DCN to scale capacity and program its network to deliver 40G and 100G wavelength services to support demand from its cellular backhaul, business and residential customers across the state.
In addition, DCN's previously installed Ciena 10G equipment is upgraded through the 6500 platform, providing DCN the ability to offer new wavelength services using existing infrastructure.
"DCN is a great example of a regional service provider that is taking advantage of developments in packet-optical transport technology to help foster economic opportunity for its customers and local community. Ciena's coherent optical technology gives DCN a cost-effective and future-proof foundation to ensure its residential, commercial and government customers have the connectivity required to be successful." Chad Whalen, vice president and General Manager, North America Field Operations at Ciena.
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