Upgrade doubles network capacity to support new cloud-based video services

Cablevisión Argentina is laying the groundwork to meet the surging demands for high-speed internet and video offerings including IPTV Project FLOW, an innovative service that offers Video on Demand, digital video recording and original content to any device connected to the internet. Utilizing Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) converged packet optical solutions, the network enhancements will also provide the needed scalable bandwidth to support Cablevisión Argentina’s internet service provider division – Fibertel.

Key Facts:

  • As Cablevisión Argentina’s      customers have migrated from analog cable TV to high-definition digital      packages, the demand on its metro network has increased by 50 percent per      year. Ciena’s 200G solution adds flexibility and increased capacity to not      only meet this demand, but also scale to future-proof Cablevisión      Argentina’s network assets.
  • OTT and multiple screen services      like FLOW are driving more traffic to the network and creating new opportunities      for unpredictable demands. With Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical      Platform, the network can react as needed, allowing customers to access      the programming they desire. The platform also doubles the capacity of Cablevisión      Argentina’s metro network while reducing costs, space and power needs. Additionally,      Ciena’s flexible      grid photonics allows Cablevisión Argentina to respond to      unpredictable traffic demands and seamlessly scale to higher capacity      wavelengths, such as 400G, when needed.
  • With this new 200G metro      network, Cablevisión Argentina can quickly and cost efficiently deliver      new high-speed services, utilizing the same 6500 platform deployed across      its long-haul and regional networks.
  • Building on a      long-standing relationship with Cablevisión Argentina, Ciena is also      providing a full range of professional services via its Ciena Services portfolio.

Executive Comments:

  • “In order to launch our new IPTV      Project Flow      and give our customers anytime and anywhere access to the programming they      want it was crucial to have the right infrastructure in place.      Ciena’s solutions give us the flexibility, scale and confidence to know we      can seamlessly deliver this new service to our customers and meet the      growing demand for years to come.”
    - Guillermo Fiorenza, Head of Transport and Network Solutions at Cablevisión Argentina
  • “As      carriers like Cablevisión Argentina evolve their offerings and introduce      new innovative applications, it puts significant pressure on their      networks. Our converged packet optical      solutions give Cablevisión Argentina a reliable and modernized      infrastructure that can keep up with their customers’ growing expectations      for the latest on-demand services.”
    - Fabio Medina, Vice President of Sales and General Manager, Latin America at Ciena

About Cablevisión ArgentinaCablevisión is a telecommunications company present in 12 provinces and 90 cities all along Argentina. Cablevisión SA is divided into three major business units offering different services. Cablevisión, providing state-of-the-art paid TV services unlike any other in the market; Fibertel, providing high-speed internet services and FiberCorp, which is Fibertel's corporate business unit providing comprehensive solutions in telecommunications to small, medium and large companies. We currently have 3.5 million cable TV customers and more than 2 million broadband customers.

Cablevisión's network covers 50,000 kilometers and it is connected through an urban fiber-optics network extending over more than 12,600 kilometers. The company has also developed and broadened an intercity Backbone of over 9.500 kilometers, which, along with its Core and Metro networks, connects the interior regions of the country. This provided a strong, reliable network enabling the company to provide a variety of services such as Digital TV, High-Definition channels, our Video On Demand platform, and broadband connections reaching 50Mb.

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