Lightpath upgrades with Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme

Created July 19, 2021
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Lightpath, a US-based all-fibre, infrastructure-based connectivity provider has deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme solution, delivering services at up to 800Gbps. With this deployment, Lightpath says it is able to provide superior digital experiences for its customers throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area and expand its footprint into the greater Boston market.

“In order for our customers to execute on their own digital innovations, we need to provide them with fast and reliable connectivity. With Ciena’s solutions, our customers in the New York and Boston metro areas will now experience next-level digital services with high bandwidth and minimal latency,” said Phil Olivero, chief technology officer, Lightpath.

Lightpath is also deploying Ciena’s Waveserver AI compact interconnect platform over a 6500 RLS flexible grid reconfigurable optical layer for a more open, scalable and programmable network to meet increased customer demands. Using Ciena’s coherent optical solution, Lightpath’s network becomes more adaptive, allowing it to respond quickly to ever-changing bandwidth demands while maximising operational efficiencies, providing customers with more reliable, high-speed services.

Customers will benefit from Lightpath’s ability to offer custom-designed optical services that are optimised for direct throughput, lower latency, and higher reliability. The Lightpath network will also offer to customers industry-best services, including optical transport up to 800 Gbps. Finally, the Ciena platform enables Lightpath to offer leading-edge, add-on services like layer-1 optical encryption.

“As users consume more digital content, it is crucial for service providers to ensure their network can adapt to these surging and often unpredictable demands. With Ciena’s technology, Lightpath is adding scalability to meet bandwidth demands and also gaining real-time visibility into the performance of its network.” said Kevin Sheehan, chief technology officer, Americas, Ciena.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.