Ciena's platforms scale network to provide lightning fast connectivity

Jisc, the UK higher, further education and research sector´s not-for-profit organization for digital services and solutions, is deploying Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) Packet Networking platforms to enhance its Janet Network and provide high-speed connectivity across the UK, the company said.

Having previously worked with Ciena to deliver 400G wavelength connectivity, Jisc recently selected Ciena´s 8700 and 5170 Packet Networking platforms to address growing needs for high-bandwidth services delivering up to 100GbE, as well as reducing footprint and power costs. Over the next four years, Jisc will upgrade and rearchitect its access infrastructure across the UK with Ciena´s platforms.

For more than 30 years, Jisc has pushed boundaries, driving the adoption and usage of digital technologies across education and research. The Janet Network is the busiest National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Europe, carrying more than 1.5 petabytes (PB) of information annually.

Jisc is the UK´s expert member organisation for digital technology and digital resources in higher education, further education, skills and research.

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