Unitymedia chooses Ciena for premium network quality

Cloud computing, network virtualization, HD video and other high-bandwidth services are putting extra pressure on today´s data centers and networks, the company said.

Escalating costs due to power consumption, rack space limitations and related cooling issues are prevalent on the minds of service providers today. To continue to achieve full throughput of applications and a high quality of experience for customers, Unitymedia is upgrading its network with flexible grid capabilities and deploying Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic Ai coherent solution.

Unitymedia, the second largest cable company in Germany, is adding flexible grid capabilities and leveraging Ciena´s WaveLogic Ai solution to overcome data center complexities and reduce operational expenses.

With the higher channel capacities offered with WaveLogic Ai, up to 400Gb/s on a single wavelength, Unitymedia can offer new high capacity bandwidth services, deliver up to four times the bandwidth within the same infrastructure and site environment while reducing the cost per bit, and benefit from reduced footprint, power consumption and cooling requirements.

Unitymedia headquartered in Cologne is the cable operator in Germany and a subsidiary of Liberty Global. The company reaches 13,0 million households in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Wuerttemberg with broadband cable services. In addition to offering cable television services Unitymedia is a provider of integrated triple-play services, which are responsible for the growth in the areas of digital cable television, broadband Internet and telephony. As of September 30, 2017 Unitymedia had 7.2 million customers, from which 6.4 million are TV subscriptions, 3.4 million Internet and 3.2 million telephony subscriptions (RGU). For more information on Unitymedia see www.unitymedia.de.

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