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Globecomm, Ciena Partner to Serve Media and Content Providers

By | April 19, 2017
      Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.

      Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform. Photo: Ciena.

      Globecomm has deployed Ciena’s converged packet-optical and packet networking solutions to meet growing content distribution requirements for a variety of critical applications, including video for breaking news stories, disaster recovery for armed forces, and essential connectivity to maritime ships crossing oceans around the world. With this network, Globecomm can cost-effectively increase the capacity, reliability and availability of its high-bandwidth services.

      According to Globecomm, Ciena’s Ethernet switching, optical transport and network management solutions enable the fast, reliable and high-performance connectivity needed to meet the demands of the harsh and unique conditions that Globecomm’s customers often operate in. Ciena’s 10GE 5142 service aggregation switch enables Globecomm to transmit bandwidth-heavy content, such as videoconferencing, surveillance and video streaming, through the cost-effective operation of layer 2 and layer 3 networks. Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform allows Globecomm to customize service delivery and support applications from 2.5G to 200G and beyond.

      Globecomm stated it will continue to grow its terrestrial networks’ capacity, reach and scale with Ciena’s solutions as the backbone. Most recently, the company built a high throughput Content Distribution Network (CDN) to support its growing media customer base and expanded into developing countries throughout Africa and Asia.