Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that its 100G solution, architected with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors, has been deployed by Telefonica Vivo. This is the first active 100G network in Brazil, which connects native 100GbE channels to the DWDM system to provide unprecedented speeds for outbound international traffic. The network includes 100G routes that connect the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Praia Grande, Brazil. Ciena’s industry-leading 100G coherent solution will add significant bandwidth, scalability and reliability to Telefonica Vivo’s network infrastructure.
About Telefonica Vivo
Telefonica Vivo is the largest telecommunications company in Brazil with over 91 million accesses, 76.3 million only in mobile operation, which holds the largest market share in the segment (29.66%) nationwide. Telefonica Vivo engaged in the provision of fixed telephony services in the State of São Paulo and mobile throughout the national territory and has a complete portfolio of products and convergent (fixed and mobile voice, fixed broadband and mobile ultra-broadband (over fiber), TV, data and IT). The company is present in more than 3700 towns, over 3100 of them with access to the 3G network - more than the total number of cities served by other carriers.
Brazil, where it has worked since 1998, is the world´s largest operation of Telefónica by number of customers and direct employees (about 100 thousand). The main companies are Telefonica Brasil (Telefonica Vivo), Atento (call center) and Terra (provider and Internet portal). The Grupo Telefonica is one of the largest communication conglomerates in the world with presence in 25 countries. The investments planned for Brazil in the period 2011-2014 totalize R $ 24.3 billion.
Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to delivering solutions in alignment with OPn, its approach for building open next-generation networks. We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.
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