XO Incorporates Ciena Into Its 100G Metro, Local Network

XO Communications has fit yet another piece into its 100G network puzzle by naming Ciena as yet another of its optical providers.

Having already deployed Ciena’s 4200 platform throughout this network, the new platform will accommodate a number of legacy SONET and next-gen methods such as Ethernet and Fibre Channel in addition to delivering managed wavelength services in 1G to 10G, 40G and 100G increments.

Although it plans to extend these brand-new abilities across the country in its network over the next year, the business at first has actually begun supplying services on this superior network in New York City to wholesale service provider clients, linking essential provider hotels like 111 Eighth Avenue.

The first ring in New York City will consist of 3 nodes, consisting of 60 Hudson Street, an important location for a supplier in Manhattan.

Published by George Yee

George Yee is a telecommunications consultant specializing in enterprise networking.