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TMCNet:  IFN to deploy Ciena's 5430 Packet-Optical Reconfigurable Switching System

[June 13, 2012]

IFN to deploy Ciena's 5430 Packet-Optical Reconfigurable Switching System

Jun 13, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Ciena Corporation, a provider of communications networking equipment, software and services, has announced that Indiana Fiber Network, or IFN, plans to deploy the company's 5430 Packet-Optical Reconfigurable Switching System, or RSS, and OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane software to expand service capacity of its backbone network.

The enhanced OTN switched network will support the aggregation, transport and management of voice, video and data services to its business and service provider customers. It will also provide differentiated service offerings and simplified service creation capabilities through point-and-click provisioning, therefore creating bandwidth-on-demand services in minutes.

Ciena's 5430 will serve as aggregation switches, delivering regionalized OTN and Ethernet traffic to key points in IFN's network with speed and simplicity. Equipped with OneConnect control plane software, the 5430 switches will also provide IFN with the ability to automate provisioning and management of its network, while mesh restoration will improve network resiliency and service availability.

Combined with Ciena's 4200 Advanced Services Platform, already deployed in the network, IFN can support customers growing broadband demands and data center connectivity requirements via a scalable and reconfigurable infrastructure from the access through the core.

Jason Phipps, vice president, US Markets, Ciena said, "Ciena's 5430 OTN switch equipped with OneConnect control plane software allows IFN to react immediately to evolving member or customer demands in terms of the type, speed and management of services without compromising the traffic of other customers on the network.

"Ciena's suite of intelligent infrastructure solutions, which are suitable to network operators of all sizes, allow IFN to address any service request from any customer with assurance, while reducing capital and operational costs through our unique programmable ports and intelligent service management." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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