Telenet selects Ciena for network upgrade across Belgium

HANOVER, Maryland – Telenet, a Liberty Global company and the largest provider of cable broadband services in Belgium, is deploying Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) optical and network management solutions to support its network expansion across Belgium.

Ciena is upgrading Telenet’s optical network, which connects consumers and businesses in metro areas, with a suite of industry leading solutions, including:

  • 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS), a photonic layer solution with built-in instrumentation and automation tools that help Telenet ensure maximum fiber capacity while enabling faster, simpler, line system deployment.
  • WaveLogic™ 5 Nano (WL5n) 400G QSFP-DD coherent pluggable transceivers with support of higher performance as well as interoperable transmission to deliver 400G connectivity across all links in the network, while delivering significant power, space and operational efficiencies.
  • Waveserver 5 interconnect platform for future-facing network scalability, with support for multiple generations of coherent technology along with 100GbE and 400GbE applications in a compact footprint.
  • Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, for controlling and automating the network throughout its entire operational lifecycle. Telenet is also using Ciena’s PinPoint app to ensure network availability by quickly isolating and troubleshooting fiber faults.

Luk Bruynseels, Chief Product & Technology Officer at Telenet said: “Ciena has taken a lot of time to fully understand the requirements for our next-generation network and how it can support our customers for decades to come. During a rigorous selection process, it became clear that Ciena was able to offer us everything we needed to upgrade our network and provide high capacity and bandwidth capabilities, underpinned by intelligent network management.”

Virginie Hollebecque, Vice President, EMEA at Ciena commented: “We greatly appreciate and value Telenet's choice and commitment to our products and service. We understand Telenet's requirements and with our mix of leading optical, network management and software innovations, Telenet can support the growing demand for AI services, streaming, content, gaming, and other data applications, while also making the network simpler and more efficient.”

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