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October 24, 2013

Ciena Upgrades Broadband for Cablevision Argentina

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Ciena has upgraded Cablevision Argentina’s inter-urban broadband backbone across Argentina.

The network specialist has delivered Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to the Cable TV and Internet service provider enabling Cablevision Argentina to provide high-speed Internet service to its customers.

Ciena’s 6500, a critical component of Ciena’s OPn architecture, also assists in providing expanded cable offerings and uncompressed HD video transport to its growing subscriber base.

Deployment of the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform will help Cablevision Argentina to upgrade its network to a ROADM (News - Alert)-based 100G agile optical foundation.

Other benefits of deployment include efficient connection of regional nodes across long distances, reduction of latency and re-routing of wavelengths across the network.

“Ciena’s solution gives us the flexibility to gradually scale our network and expand capacity across a huge geography,” said Guillermo Fiorenza, head of transport network architecture at Cablevision Argentina. “Moving forward, Ciena’s 6500 will help us reduce the complexity of transporting and managing our optical infrastructure.”

By upgrading its network using Ciena’s 6500, Cablevision Argentina will be able to add new capacity over existing infrastructure, which will allow the Internet service provider to maximize the value of its assets.

Other benefits of Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform include having the option to integrate packet switching and traffic management alongside OTN transport and the ability to dial packet services up or down.  

“Building on our long-standing relationship with Cablevision Argentina, we look forward to supporting this next phase of their network modernization efforts and making them even more competitive in the marketplace,” said Fabio Medina, vice president of sales and general manager, Latin America at Ciena.

Earlier this month, Ritter Communications selected Ciena's new packet networking solutions in order to support 10 Gigabit Ethernet wholesale transport and Internet services in addition to mobile backhaul requirements for Tier 1 mobile operators.

Ritter will leverage Ciena's 5160 Service Aggregation Switch (SAS (News - Alert)) to deliver premium Ethernet and wireless backhaul services across Arkansas and Tennessee at an affordable cost.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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