Southern Cross achieves first live 800G network
"In today’s increasingly hyper-connected world, delivering an incredible customer experience depends on the ability to create innovative services and provide the capacity needed to meet constantly changing demands. Ciena’s WL5e technology allows us to deliver on that ambition."
— Laurie Miller, President and CEO, Southern Cross Cables Limited
Verizon completes successful 400GE transmission over 800G wavelength
"In the past, we needed to combine multiple wavelengths to achieve 800 Gbps capacity. Now, with the new optics configuration from Ciena, we are advancing our connecting layer of fiber to prepare for 5G."
— Kevin N. Smith, Vice President of Technology and Planning, Verizon
Comcast achieves 600G milestone across 1,600 kilometer connection
"This recent achievement allows us to benefit from Ciena's continued innovation in its coherent optical technology, optimizing both our network architecture as well as our overall cost per bit."
— Noam Raffaelli, Sr Vice President, Network and Communications Engineering, Comcast
"We pride ourselves on always being a step ahead and this move will push us over the threshold. We will increase network capacity and efficiency, and create a more adaptive network that can meet our customer’s needs now and into the future."
— Rolf Nafziger, Sr Vice President, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
Internet2 reduces overall space and power of current optical add-drop locations by as much as two-thirds
"Together with superior coherent modems and a proven support system, the openness, flexibility and greener profile of this network will play a key role in our ability to accelerate discoveries in the research and education community."
— Howard Pfeffer, President and CEO, Internet2
Spark starts roll out of new faster, ‘self healing’ network technology
"It’s already common for business customers to ask for a 100 Gb/s connection, whereas even five years ago 10 Gb/s connections were standard. The up to eight-fold capacity increase we’ll get with the OTN 2 network is key to meeting this huge demand for data capacity."
— Campbell Fraser, Spark's Technology Tribe Lead
Windstream selects Ciena for next-generation national converged optical network
"After extensive review in our quest to innovate and meet growing customer demands, it was clear that Ciena was the best partner to support our nationwide network transformation and ability to adapt to digital disruption."
— Buddy Bayer, Chief Network Officer, Windstream
Telstra sustainably quadruples service capacity
“Increasing the ability to interface into Telstra’s Next Generation Optical Network will allow us to scale more efficiently and provide an enhanced experience for our mobile, fixed broadband, enterprise and wholesale customers.”
— Iskra Nikolova, Telstra Executive for Network and Infrastructure
Setting records in 800G: Altibox Carrier and Ciena
Altibox Carrier and Ciena broke the 800G transmission record, turning up 800G unregenerated wavelengths across >1100 km. Altibox is bringing high capacity, green data center connectivity from Norway to key digital hubs in Europe using Ciena's Wavelogic 5 Extreme.
Sparkle deploys 450G across 10,476 km subsea link, achieves 30 percent improvement in network’s ability
"WaveLogic 5 pushes the envelope and helps us execute on our network evolution plans to continue supporting next-generation applications that require endless bandwidth."
— Enrico Bagnasco, Chief Technology Officer, Sparkle
Vodafone New Zealand rolls out WaveLogic 5 Extreme to support greener delivery of 5G, video streaming and cloud services
"Ciena’s innovative 800G coherent optics enable Vodafone New Zealand to execute on our vision to provide New Zealanders with access to the world’s best digital services."
— Tony Baird, Wholesale and Infrastructure Director, Vodafone
“We are very confident in our ability to address the needs of global hyperscalers, when our network can easily scale up to 800 Gbps and beyond with Ciena’s technology. This game-changing offering will also be attractive to over-the-top players and international carriers.”
— Saiful Husni Samak, Managing Director, MSAR