Ethernet services to the network and integrate packet-optical switching and transport through the network core
Ciena, a provider of network services, has said that Saudi Arabia’s telecoms operator Mobily has selected the company to build an adaptable and scalable nationwide network.
Mobily has selected Ciena’s portfolio including: carrier ethernet, optical transport and switching, and management and maintenance services to bring Ethernet services to the network and integrate packet-optical switching and transport through the network core.
The Ciena’s Packet-Optical Transport platforms provides capacity enhancement, which enables Mobily to scale and optimise its network to support the delivery of advanced services and applications.
In addition, to better manage the growth in traffic, Packet-Optical Switching offerings utilise OTN and distributed intelligence to increase network automation and resiliency.
Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery portfolio enable the operator to support Carrier Ethernet-based mobile backhaul and Ethernet aggregation and delivery of business and transport Carrier Ethernet services to its customer base.
Further, Mobily’s network will use Ciena’s LE-311v Service Delivery Switch, ActivEdge 5410 Service Aggregation Switch and ActivEdge 3900 series of Service Delivery Switches to support Carrier Ethernet-based mobile backhaul and Ethernet business services.
Mobily chief operations officer Abdul Aziz Al Tamami said Ciena-based next-generation network will be instrumental in ensuring they address their customers’ critical business challenges and evolving demands, from the network edge all the way through to the core.
"After evaluating all of our options, we selected Ciena for its ability to extend the value of our current network investment while providing a seamless upgrade path to 100 Gbps and a smooth transition to OTN, positioning us well for further growth in high-bandwidth services," Tamami said.