Ciena has been selected by Cable&Wireless Worldwide to deploy high-capacity metropolitan networks in two key Asian commercial centers, Hong-Kong and Singapore.
Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors and supporting coherent 100G and mesh networking, provides CWW with a highly flexible and resilient commercial solution that meets the integrated communications and data hosting services deployment timelines.
The rapid migration to 100G with Ciena’s 6500 platform allows CWW to extract more capacity out of existing fibre optic cables, facilitating the transport of today’s increasingly bandwidth-hungry applications while improving network economics.
The live metro networks are based on mesh architecture, allowing CWW to offer its customers superior network resiliency and service flexibility, and meet service level agreement (SLA) requirements. It also ensures that the CWW network can scale to meet future capacity demands across the region.
The project included planning for services supported by CWW’s current metro ring architectures, which are based on Ciena’s 4200 Advanced Services Platform, ensuring a smooth upgrade to 100G and seamless transition for existing customers as the carrier continuesits move toward its next-generation mesh networks.