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CENIC and Pacific Northwest Gigapop choose Ciena upgrade
[November 13, 2012]

CENIC and Pacific Northwest Gigapop choose Ciena upgrade

Nov 13, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) said that the Pacific Wave international network peering facility was recently upgraded with Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with WaveLogic coherent optical processors. This deployment will provide 100Gb/s networking capabilities to Pacific Wave's extensive R&E network infrastructure across the western coast of the United States, from Los Angeles to Seattle.

The 100G backbone now connecting Pacific Wave's major peering locations will not only provide regional and national high-speed connectivity between higher education and research institutions throughout the U.S. Pacific Coast, but will also allow R&E institutions around the world to collaborate more quickly and effectively in data-intensive, international sciences such as astronomy, oceanography, high-energy physics, and genomics.

In choosing Ciena for this deployment, the Corp. for Education Network Initiatives (CENIC) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) --who together operate Pacific Wave as a joint project are ensuring that Pacific Wave is consistent with the recent Internet2 and the US Department of Energy (ESnet) 100G backbone upgrades.

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