Delivers business and transport Ethernet services via fibre or copper connections
Ciena, a provider of network, has said that Barrett Xplore, a rural broadband provider in Canada, had selected its ActivEdge 3920 Service Delivery Switch for a high-performance Ethernet backhaul architecture in the first national 4G network in Canada.
The company said the implementation of Barrett Xplore’s 4G terrestrial wireless network began this month and, once complete, will improve Canadians’ access to more affordable broadband with faster download speeds.
Barrett Xplore selected Ciena’s ActivEdge 3920, an Ethernet access system that delivers business and transport Ethernet services via fibre or copper connections, allowing the operator to leverage the high capacity and cost-effectiveness of Ethernet technology.
The Ciena’s ActivEdge 3920 features include the innovations in Ethernet switching technology, Ethernet resiliency techniques and Carrier Ethernet Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) mechanisms.
Barrett Xplore chief network officer David Miles said their 4G network will enable all rural Canadians to enjoy uninterrupted high-speed access to Internet services and take full advantage of the new wave of online media applications.
"With Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet technology supporting our backhaul infrastructure, our network can easily scale to meet increased bandwidth demands while giving us better manageability of traffic, ensuring our users a continuous quality customer experience," Miles said.