Dark Fiber Africa automates offerings using Ciena Blue Planet

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), South Africa´s provider of open-access fibre infrastructure, is deploying Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) Blue Planet orchestration software to automate the delivery of Ethernet services across its existing multi-vendor network and provide more service flexibility and agility for their customers, the company said.

DFA will benefit from increased programmability of its network to more efficiently roll out existing services, and be enabled to more rapidly turn up new offerings. DFA will also leverage Blue Planet to launch its new Magellan suite of Ethernet managed services.

DFA is the owner of a carrier-neutral dark fibre infrastructure for the transmission of primarily metro telecommunications traffic.

Ciena is a network strategy and technology company.