Ciena inks packet-optical deal with Conterra 

Ciena announced a new deal with Conterra Ultra Broadband for its deployment of Ciena’s packet-optical and intelligent software platforms.
Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform
The systems will enable Conterra to scale network capacity and support its expanding service coverage to serve customers. Conterra Networks provides services to enterprise, government and wholesale carriers in 22 states across the United States.

Conterra has selected Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platformas its core switch. Conterra is expanding its deployment of Ciena’s 5170 Service Aggregation Switch. This 100 Gbps aggregation switch will allow Conterra to expand its offerings of MEF-compatible services such as E-Line and E-LAN services.

Ciena’s network management software will provide Conterra better level of control over its network, providing end-to-end visibility of its services across all transport, switching, and packet network elements.

“We’ve made significant investments in our fiber-optic network to deliver advanced communication services to businesses, carrier and education organizations,” said Craig Gunderson, president and chief operating officer, Conterra Networks.


QTnet, a communications service provider in Kyushu, Japan, has selected Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic AI, to achieve higher levels of network capacity, flexibility and resiliency.

QTnet offers fiber optic cable, internet, video and broadband telecommunications services to homes and enterprises and local governments in Kyushu, Japan’s third largest island.

Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform will enable QTnet to increase capacity up to 400 Gb/s per wavelength across its grid network. The solution will help QTnet to offer higher speed connectivity services, gain more fiber capacity, and reduce power and footprint, all with fewer wavelengths to manage.

“By selecting Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai, we are convinced that we can give our customers high capacity, reliable and stable service,” Sadao Mouri, director at QTnet.

Vodafone New Zealand

Vodafone New Zealand is utilising technologies from Ciena to ensure that its network can respond in real time to its customers’ changing demands, said Vodafone Technology Director Tony Baird.

Vodafone New Zealand deployed the world’s first 400 gigabit per wavelength optical system to increase capacity over its fibre network. The solution is enabling Vodafone to deliver maximum network performance at minimum cost through Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai coherent optics.