Tuesday, 12th November 2019
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CenturyLink deploys Ciena 100G packet optical technology

Ciena’s solutions increase capacity and provide a scalable and programmable OPn network architecture optimized for delivering high performance consumer, enterprise, data center and wholesale services.

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently utilized Ciena’s converged packet optical platform with WaveLogic coherent optical technology to modernize and upgrade its network that spans more than 50 metropolitan locations across the United States. This deployment allows CenturyLink to offer a better range of high-speed services including 1GE, 10GE, 100GE and equivalent wavelengths to businesses in the United States and in select international cities.


CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S. and provides data, voice and managed services to businesses and consumers in local, national and select international markets and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT services for enterprises.

CenturyLink is utilizing Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform featuring WaveLogic coherent optical technology to support its in-region and national metro networks, and has deployed 6500-based 100G networks in select international cities.

The 6500 platform will also offer integrated packet switching which gives CenturyLink agility in the delivery of groomed Ethernet services to its enterprise customers.

CenturyLink is a Diamond partner in Ciena’s BizConnect partner program.

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