East Kentucky Network picks Ciena for next-generation communications network

East Kentucky Network, LLC dba Appalachian Wireless, (EKN) has selected converged packet optical solutions from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to increase network capacity, enhance service offerings and provide greater network reliability, the company said.

With this upgrade, EKN can rapidly provision new offerings like 10G, 100G and Ethernet business services for its customers.

Additionally, Ciena´s solution helps EKN provide up to ten times the capacity previously available, giving its customers cost-effective access to higher-speed, higher-bandwidth, low-latency voice, video and data services.

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a network strategy and technology company that translates best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch, consultative business model — with a relentless drive to create exceptional experiences measured by outcomes.

East Kentucky Network formed in 2001. It has an environment that encourages all employees to take ownership and embrace the company´s shared vision, values, missions and goals.