Sydney Trains is upgrading its network with Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to improve public services across its transportation system with a faster, low latency and reliable data network. The deployment will support critical passenger safety measures that ensure trains operate at safe distances.

Key Facts:

  • By investing in both 100G      transport and Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching solutions, Sydney      Trains fulfills its focus on building a network that enhances support of customer      safety and critical train operations.
  • Sydney Trains has various      sites along its network that have different traffic requirements. The      flexibility of Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical Platform supports these      end-to-end services and various system configurations, including deployments      over long distances and fiber types such as aerial.
  • This network upgrade aids the      transportation provider to transition from a legacy DWDM network, and lays      the foundation required to support future high capacity service      requirements.

Executive Comments:

  • “It is continually a key      focus for us to enhance our network for support of our most important areas:      passenger safety and customer experience. Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical      Platform satisfies these elements of our operations, addressing all the      requirements we need to upgrade our system in one solution.”
    -         Sydney Trains spokesperson
  • “For      transportation providers, migrating their communication networks by      deploying Packet-optical technologies is key to continually improving      safety measures and optimizing passenger services. Ciena offers converged      packet optical solutions that serve as the foundation for public transport      agencies to meet current needs, while enabling them to invest in the      infrastructure to deploy future services.”
    -          Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena

About Sydney Trains
Sydney Trains operates quick, frequent and reliable trains in the greater Sydney suburban area. Sydney Trains also operates and maintains the metropolitan rail network and provide maintenance services to NSW Trains. Visit for trip planning, ticketing and passenger information. 

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