Alaska Communications, Ciena network will support cloud-based services to meet business needs

Alaska Communications has upgraded its terrestrial and AKORN submarine networks with Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to improve Internet access and provide secure, reliable connectivity, the company said.

The network upgrades will also support demand for mobile broadband services, serve as a cloud enablement platform for Alaska businesses, and allow Alaska Communications to continue offering reliable Unlimited Internet to residents.

With this additional network capacity, customers can take greater advantage of critical applications. For example, this can reduce the amount of time it takes hospitals to share high-imaging files, provide 24/7 connectivity for public health and safety notification systems, and enable large scale data transfer for higher education institutions.

Alaska Communications is the provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous US.

Ciena is a network strategy and technology company.