Ciena Bags Packet And Optical Platform Order From Vianet

Networking company Ciena has bagged a lucrative Packet and Optical platforms contract from Vianet Communications, Nepal’s internet service provider and one of the biggest service provider in the Himalayan country.

The Ciena solutions will help Vianet increase its network capacity, reach, and density on demand. The solution will also augment the network capacity to meet unpredictable traffic patterns and a surge in bandwidth demand generated from new residential and enterprise customers.

“Operators around the world are looking for adaptive networking solutions to help meet the low latency and highly reliable connectivity rates required to support streaming services, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other advanced services. Ciena’s collaboration with Vianet, our first customer in Nepal, gives them the network it needs to meet consumer demands and remain competitive,” said Ryan Perera, Vice President and General Manager, Ciena India.

Vianet Communications will be deploying Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and 5160 Service Aggregation Switch. Through this deployment, Vianet can achieve the levels of capacity, flexibility, resiliency, and openness required to create a network that can quickly adapt to changing user demands.

“As a network provider to Nepal for almost two decades, our customers have come to expect a superior level of service – and it’s something we must continue to provide. As we expand our market share, Ciena has made the process of keeping up with changing customer preferences easy, especially with the added software intelligence and visibility of activity of our network,” said Prasanna Pokhrel, CEO, Vianet

To improve intracity connectivity in Kathmandu and provide international connectivity between Nepal and other countries, Vianet is deploying Ciena’s 6500 platform. The 6500 will also help to streamline operations and optimize footprint, power and capacity.

Additionally, Ciena’s network management software will enable a greater level of control overVianet’s network, providing end-to-end visibility of its services across all transport, switching and packet elements. This will also make it easier for Vianet to rapidly deploy new services and optimize the use of current network and bandwidth assets. Vianet is also deploying Ciena’s 5160 Service Aggregation Switch to efficiently deliver and aggregate large quantities of packet data while meeting stringent service level agreements.

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