Gigaclear Networks chooses Ciena to improve connectivity in rural areas

Gigaclear Networks, the United Kingdom´s provider of full fiber broadband connectivity to rural communities recently deployed a 100G transport network across multiple countryside locations in the UK powered by optical and intelligent software solutions from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), the company said.

The enhanced network will enable Internet service providers to offer advanced services, such as HD video streaming to business and residential customers.

Gigaclear Networks is the fastest-growing network operator building full fibre broadband in rural Britain. Its network is being deployed across 22 English counties and currently covers over 65,000 homes and businesses, delivering future proofed Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) symmetrical, gigabit (1Gbps) capable connectivity to underserved communities. The network roll-out is financed by private & commercial equity, together with Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) rural broadband programme public funds. For further information go to

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