Ciena Corporation Selected By Russian Firm for Network Upgrade

Linthicum-based Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN) was selected by GlobalNet for an upgrade of its optical network.

Ciena Corporation will use its 4200 Advanced Services Platform as a foundation for its new technologies including 40G technology and WaveLogic choherent optical processors. The new network system will help the Russian telecommunication carrier GlobalNet meet growing demand, primarily in West Russia, by increasing bandwidth.

“With the advent of media-rich content and cloud-based services, there is a growing demand for available bandwidth from companies in the St. Petersburg area, which is only going to increase in years to come. This represents a great opportunity for GlobalNet – and with the flexible and scalable network infrastructure enabled by Ciena, we can continue supporting our customers as their communications services needs evolve, while maintaining economical network operations,” remarked Valery Ostapenko, general director at GlobalNet.

“Russian enterprises rely on GlobalNet to offer them reliable connectivity as and when they need it. Ciena’s optical network architecture enables GlobalNet to scale and meet their growing capacity needs in a simple and cost-efficient manner, empowering these ambitious companies to better compete in today’s dynamic market environment,” added Sergei Fishkin, regional managing director, Russia, CIS and the Baltic states at Ciena.

Ciena Corporation provides network technology services from its headquarters in Anne Arundel County and several global offices.

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