e|net selects Ciena to improve network infrastructure in Ireland

By Telecom
Lead Team:
Ciena announced that e|net, a company that manages the
Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) program on behalf of the Irish Government, has
selected Ciena’s 3916 and 3930 Service Delivery Switches to
improve its regional network infrastructure.


The deployment
allows e|net to expand its Carrier Ethernet network and offer its service
provider customers quality of service (QoS) and service level agreement (SLA)


e|net provides
open access bandwidth to licensed operators with an advanced fibre network that
covers 94 towns and cities throughout Ireland.


deployment demonstrates the value of Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Solutions, which
significantly accelerate and automate service creation and activation,
equipping e|net to rapidly create tailored services that meet the needs of
individual customers,” said John-Paul Hemingway, vice president of strategic
transformation at Ciena.


The QoS
capabilities of Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet platforms enable e|net to carry a
range of traffic types and data rates. The Ciena technology enables the network
operator to tailor Ethernet services to the specific requirements of its
service provider customers and demonstrate that individual SLA requirements are
being fulfilled.


Carriers rely
on e|net for quick and reliable access to connectivity and Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet
Solutions offer us the portfolio needed to effectively build and expand our
Carrier Ethernet network,” said Conal Henry, chief executive officer at e|net.


Ciena’s 3916
Service Delivery Switch provides e|net with an advanced operations,
administration, and maintenance (OAM) suite, which includes embedded RFC 2544
service level agreement benchmark testing.


Ciena’s 3930
Service Delivery Switch enhances e|net’s service portfolio by introducing
support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet.


The deployment
extends e|net’s current Carrier Ethernet network, which already
uses Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Solutions. The network also includes
Ciena’s Ethernet Service Manager (ESM), an advanced solution for automated
service creation, activation and management.


Recently, Houston-based Phonoscope has selected Ciena
Packet-Optical Transport and Carrier Ethernet technology.


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