CapeNet adopts Ciena’s 100G coherent optical transport solution

CapeNet LLC (CapeNet) has chosen Ciena Corporation and Integration Partners to provide coherent optical transport and Carrier Ethernet solutions for the 350-mile fiber optic OpenCape Network. The network is currently being constructed in southeastern Massachusetts and on Cape Cod. Ciena’s coherent optical processing lays the foundation to increase network bandwidth from 10G to 100G and beyond.


Shannon Silvus, CapeNet CTO & VP Operations said, “Demand for high-bandwidth services is increasing at exponential rates and the Cape region is no exception. CapeNet is building a fiber optic network which will serve the region’s communication needs for decades to come. Ciena is a strategic supplier with proven leadership in optical transport technology. Ciena is the first company to develop coherent 40G and 100G solutions that are deployable in backbone networks across the globe. Ciena optical and Carrier Ethernet solutions will enable CapeNet to build agile, scalable network architecture with the ability to increase capacity as needed.”


CapeNet is using Ciena’s 100G coherent optical transport solution on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform as the backbone of the network providing the ultra-high bandwidth service. In addition, Ciena’s 5150 and 3916 Carrier Ethernet Solutions (CES) will provide aggregation and delivery of highly reliable broadband services to CapeNet customers. CapeNet is also leveraging Ciena’s OneControl network management solution which will provide comprehensive control and visualization of their deployed Ciena Transport and Carrier Ethernet network elements, for seamless multi-layer end-to-end service activation and assurance from wavelength to packet services.


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