TelePacific Communications turns to Ciena for nationwide network expansion
Via Ciena News Room
Oct 12, 2016
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HANOVER, Md., Oct. 12, 2016: To support its recent expansion as a nationwide managed services provider, TelePacific Communications has deployed Ciena’s® (NYSE: CIEN) programmable 8700 Packetwave Platform, which provides a scalable and cost-effective solution to support 100GbE services and beyond. This network upgrade helps enable TelePacific to provide unified communications, managed IT, connectivity, cloud and continuity services to customers anywhere in the country.
- TelePacific has evolved to a national managed services provider serving small businesses to multi-location enterprises with hundreds of sites. Today, it delivers five-nines performance guaranteed solutions over an access agnostic Ethernet ecosystem that uses advanced SD-WAN technology able to reach any location that has a broadband connection.
- TelePacific can now offer a variety of high-speed packet services nationwide with Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified 8700 platform. Another key benefit of the 8700 is that it enables TelePacific to provide reliable high-bandwidth connectivity and support a variety of wavelengths, up to 100G, that can be easily turned up as demand dictates.
- TelePacific is also utilizing Ciena’s 8700 as part of standards testing performed at the University of New HampshireInteroperability Lab (IOL). This work supports the advancement of industry standards with the Metro Ethernet Forum by facilitating the creation of interoperable services between operators across the industry.
- LightRiver Technologies, Inc., an integrator of next-generation, Factory Built Network® transport solutions for carrier-grade networks and a Ciena Diamond-level BizConnect partner, provided network design and turnkey implementation package, project management and technical support.
“At TelePacific our goal is to provide customers with one of the most reliable MEF compliant networks in the country and to ensure they get the level of service they need. Ciena and LightRiver play a key role in this mission, helping to expand our coverage area and offer new capabilities in our Ethernet ecosystem.” David Zahn, Senior Vice President Marketing, TelePacific
“With Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave as its core network packet switch, TelePacific Communications has reduced their dependency on routers to reliably offer 10G to 100G grooming and switching of MEF CE2.0-certified services to their customers.” Jason Phipps, Vice President & General Manager,North America, Ciena
“Combining the individual ecosystem strengths of Ciena and LightRiver has again proven to help our customers, like TelePacific Communications, quickly deliver revenue producing services.” Michael Jonas, President Global Sales & Marketing,LightRiver Technologies, Inc.