Telia Carrier Extends US Footprint with Ciena

Telia Carrier, a network service provider, is deploying an integrated C&L-Band photonic line system from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), the company said.

This network upgrade will double the usable signal spectrum to support increasing end-user demands and deliver reliable connectivity to US web-scale and enterprise customers.

Telia Carrier is deploying Ciena´s 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) — which integrates both C&L-Band functions in a compact footprint and delivers more bandwidth to enable seamless on-demand growth for Telia Carrier customers. The RLS platform will allow Telia Carrier to expand its US footprint, carry more traffic and quickly offer new cloud-based services. In addition, RLS´s open software architecture will address Telia Carrier´s need for automation and programmability.

Expansion to the L-band has been limited to date because it has traditionally been a complex and manually intensive process. With Ciena´s RLS, Telia Carrier will be able to overcome engineering challenges associated with L-Band upgrades, reduce deployment costs and expand into the L-Band without impacting existing C-Band channels.

Telia Carrier will also leverage Ciena´s Waveserver® transponders, powered by WaveLogic Ai and WaveLogic 5 Extreme as well as Ciena´s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller.

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