Cable&Wireless Worldwide taps Ciena to deploy 100G network in Hong-Kong and Singapore

Telecom Lead America: Cable&Wireless Worldwide is set
to deploy metropolitan networks in Hong-Kong and Singapore.

The live metro networks are based on mesh architecture,
allowing CWW to offer its customers superior network resiliency and service
flexibility. It also ensures that the CWW network can scale to meet future
capacity demands across the region.

Hong Kong and Singapore are both dynamic markets
experiencing an explosive demand for bandwidth. Cable&Wireless Worldwide is
committed to being ahead of the curve with the most reliable, flexible and scalable
network infrastructure that will fuel the success of our enterprise customers
in those markets. We have partnered with Ciena to allow us to rapidly launch
high-capacity services, remaining ahead of the competition and securing key
enterprise customers,” said Gavin Tait, director, network planning and
implementation, Asia, Cable&Wireless Worldwide.

Cable&Wireless Worldwide has tied up with Ciena to
deploy its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.

The deployment of 100G by Cable&Wireless Worldwide
in both Hong Kong and Singapore demonstrates enterprise demand for
high-capacity in metro and regional networks, a trend that will only increase
with the continued rise and success of innovative content and media companies.
Ciena’s next-generation optical networks will not only support the rapid
increase in traffic taking place today, but scale to 400G and beyond, fuelling
the ambitions of Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s carrier and enterprise
customers,” said Philippe Morin, senior vice president, global field operations,

Ciena’s WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors and
supporting coherent 100G and mesh networking will provide CWW with a flexible
and resilient commercial solution.

The migration to 100G with Ciena’s 6500 platform allows
CWW to extract more capacity out of existing fiber optic cables.

Ciena will offer deployment strategy for the key regional
networks and meet the timelines required to support the CWW’s growing presence
and competitive position in Asia.

The project included planning for services supported by
CWW’s current metro ring architectures, which are based on Ciena’s 4200
Advanced Services Platform, ensuring a smooth upgrade to 100G and seamless
transition for existing customers as the carrier continues its move toward its
next-generation mesh networks.

[email protected]