Lays the foundation for highly-reliable, low latency connectivity and content distribution

Globecomm, a leading global communications solutions provider, has deployed Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) converged packet-optical and packet networking solutions to meet growing content distribution requirements for a variety of critical applications, including video for breaking news stories, disaster recovery for armed forces and essential connectivity to maritime ships crossing oceans around the world. With this network, Globecomm can cost-effectively increase the capacity, reliability and availability of high-bandwidth services to more than 250 customers throughout its global footprint.

Key Facts:

  • Globecomm      is a leading engineering-driven, global connectivity provider, operating in      more than 100 countries. They provide satellite centric video, voice and managed data solutions for media,      maritime, wireless, enterprise and government customers.
  • When Globecomm is delivering mission-critical and time-sensitive      applications to its customers, the      network must be highly responsive and a resource they can trust. Ciena’s Ethernet switching, optical transport      and network management solutions enable the fast, reliable      and high-performance connectivity needed to meet the demands of the harsh      and unique conditions that Globecomm’s customers often operate in.
  • Globecomm continues to grow its terrestrial      networks’ capacity, reach and scale with Ciena’s solutions as the backbone.      The provider recently built a high throughput Content Distribution Network      (CDN) to support its growing media customer base and expanded into      many developing countries throughout Africa and Asia.
  • Ciena’s 10GE 5142 Service Aggregation Switch enables Globecomm to transmit      high-quality, bandwidth-heavy content, such as videoconferencing, surveillance and video streaming, through the cost-effective operation of layer 2      and layer 3 networks. Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform allows Globecomm to customize service delivery and support      applications from 2.5G to 200G and beyond.
  • Additionally, with Ciena’s      network management capabilities Globecomm can now seamlessly design,      schedule and commission services across its network in a matter of minutes      versus days, reducing costs and increasing customer satisfaction.

Executive Comments:

  • “Our customers come to      us with some of the most complex communication requirements in the      industry because they know the solutions we provide will work, no matter      what. Some of our most challenging work, including the recent expansion of      our solutions into remote areas of Africa and Asia, would not be      successful without Ciena. Our long-standing relationship makes it possible      for us to provide high-quality end-user experiences regardless of device,      platform or location.”
    -          Michele Scotto, Senior Vice President Business Development, Globecomm
  • “While our customers’ end-users have unique requirements, delivering a reliable service in a timely manner is critical across all domains. This is especially important to Globecomm who has to meet very stringent service level agreements established by their media and government agency customers. The Ciena and Globecomm teams effectively collaborated to expand network functionality while increasing service velocity and reliability.”-          Jason Phipps, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Ciena

Upcoming Event:

  • NAB Show 2017: Ciena representatives will be available to discuss how to deliver on-demand, high-capacity networks for media workflows over any distance (booth SU11413).

About GlobecommGlobecomm is the leading engineering-driven, global connectivity provider serving media, maritime, enterprise and government markets in over 100 countries. We develop the smartest connectivity solutions to address customer connectivity needs across a broad spectrum of areas, including system design and integration, managed communication services including media, mobile, data, and IoT services and mission critical networks. We are known for our unique ability to provide robust connectivity and systems to the most remote locations under the most treacherous conditions. Globecomm is dedicated to improving communications and leverages its world-class, global network to offer end-to-end, managed service communication’s solutions worldwide. Based in Hauppauge, New York, Globecomm also maintains offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. For more information, please visit

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