Ciena signs deal with DOCOMO PACIFIC to build 200G network

Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform
Telecom network vendor Ciena announced its deal with DOCOMO PACIFIC to build 200G network to deliver services for enterprise, government and carrier customers.

As per the telecom network deal, Ciena will supply its 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to build Guam’s first 200G network that will link major communications hubs on the island, including three cable landing stations, via a ring-protected, underground fiber optic backbone.

Since merging with Marianas Cablevision, DOCOMO PACIFIC has made significant investments to enhance its hybrid fiber-coax and 3G / 4G wireless backhaul network by increasing the number of fiber optic cables along all of its routes. DOCOMO PACIFIC has also buried its backbone fiber network and implemented a ring-protected architecture to ensure resiliency.

Ciena said its WaveLogic3 Extreme chipset is powering all-fiber optical core. DOCOMO PACIFIC can transport traffic across a protected network with buried fiber and offer a flexible mix of 10G and 100GE services over a single 200G wavelength.

The 200G network will enable DOCOMO PACIFIC to ensure the capacity and agility to start network services, delivering twice as many services per wavelength to meet customer needs using the same amount of spectrum previously required for 100G services.

With this network, DOCOMO PACIFIC will deliver high-bandwidth and Big Data services to enterprise and government customers on Guam, while also providing high speed (10/40/100G) cross-connect services at cable landing stations to international carriers.

“Our investment in Ciena’s 200G packet-optical technology to power our new network provides us significant market advantage,” said Jonathan Kriegel, president and CEO of DOCOMO PACIFIC.

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