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Ciena supplies first nationwide optical mesh network in India

Sun, 12/31/2000 - 7:00pm
Traci Patterson

Ciena Corp.’s CoreDirector multiservice optical switches have been deployed by VSNL in order to create the first nationwide optical mesh network in India.

The new network - which will also be utilized by Tata Teleservices (TTSL), an Indian mobile and fixed service provider - enables VSNL to offer its customers network reliability and service agility using automated service restoration and provisioning. The fully meshed architecture will survive multiple failures, including natural disasters and accidental fiber cuts, and will automatically (within milliseconds) route traffic around network failures.

CoreDirector is a multiservice, multiprotocol optical switching system that consolidates the functionalities of a multiservice provisioning platform, digital cross-connect and Ethernet switch into a single switching system that can reduce network operator capex by as much as 65 percent, and opex by as much as 85 percent.

India is one of the fastest-growing telecom markets in the world - teledensity is expected to more than double in the country by the end of 2008.

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