Israel Electric modernizes network with Ciena

Israel Electric Corporation (IEC), the largest supplier of electrical power in Israel, is transforming its network with Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) converged packet optical and software platforms to respond to the growing demand for IT and telecommunications services, the company said.

Ciena´s solutions will also enable IEC to build and deliver secure high-speed broadband services for private overlay networks as part of IEC´s business development activities.

Through investment in both 100G and OTN switching solutions, IEC is upgrading its network to offer customers resilient network connectivity and minimize the risk of service disruptions. This deployment will also allow the utility to consolidate its network footprint, reduce complexity and lower costs.

With these upgrades to the network, IEC will be able to deploy the state-of-the-art solutions such as a smart grid and Internet of Things (IoT) services, all from a highly cyber secured environment.

Utilities like IEC must support high bandwidth, secure connectivity across long distances between data centers and users for their critical data. To address this, IEC will utilize Ciena´s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform to power a 100G DWDM OTN-switched core network combined with OTN and photonic control planes to significantly improve the capacity and resiliency of the network.

The solution leverages Ciena´s WaveLogic Encryption to allow protection of critical in-flight information, without any impact to performance, while the data traverses its network. IEC will also utilize Blue Planet´s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) software for unified network management and end-to-end service provisioning and planning.

The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) is a public and government-owned company, generating and supplying electricity to all sectors; approx. 99.85% of the shares are government-owned. Its activities include the generation, transmission and transformation, distribution, supply and sale of electricity to customers.

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