Electric Lightwave lights 200G wavelengths between Washington, Oregon

Electric Lightwave, provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking solutions, has deployed Ciena´s 6500 packet-optical platform to deliver 200G wavelengths on a 225-mile fiber route between Hillsboro, Ore. and Seattle, the company said.

This technology enables Electric Lightwave to double WAN connectivity speeds and efficiently deliver on rapidly increasing bandwidth demands.

Electric Lightwave has invested in its network assets by doubling the number of network long-haul routes, offering unlimited bandwidth through its Spectrum solution and expanding wavelength services through 10G and 100G express routes as demand for high bandwidth access continues to increase.

By combining Ciena´s 6500 packet-optical technology with Electric Lightwave´s diverse, low-latency fiber network, the company can extend greater flexibility and control to its enterprise, wholesale and government agency customers.

Electric Lightwave serves as a network infrastructure partner to enterprises, government agencies and carriers in select markets throughout the western United States. The company combines dense metro and intercity fiber assets, enterprise-grade network solutions, including ethernet, wavelengths and IP.