Viaero taps Ribbon for transport capacity and mobile backhaul

Created October 20, 2021
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IP optical networking solutions provider Ribbon Communications says Fort Morgan, Colorado-based Viaero Wireless and Viaero Fiber Networks, have selected Ribbon’s suite of integrated IP and DWDM solutions for extra capacity on the operator’s fibre networks along with backhaul for its mobile networks.

Ribbon’s solution suite, which includes Neptune (MPLS transport), Apollo (DWDM transport), and Muse (Domain Control), provide Viaero with an optimized IP and optical solution that enables significant increased network capacity. The solution deployed by Viaero supports 1 Gigabit and 10G aggregation over 200G optical transport that is scalable to 400G. In addition to its support of Layer 1 through Layer 3 transport, Ribbon IP optical solutions also provide network performance monitoring; analytics; fibre health management with an automated OTDR and SLA management.

“We are committed to delivering reliable, affordable services that keep our customers connected regardless of where they are within the world,” said Ron Christensen, President of Viaero Fiber Networks. “Enhancing our fibre transport with Ribbon allows us to dramatically increase our network capacity and expand our offerings and services. Ribbon was the clear choice for this upgrade and will provide Layer 1 through Layer 3 transport along with a single network management solution.”

“We are extremely pleased to support Viaero and their rapidly expanding fibre network,” said Sam Bucci, EVP and general manager, Ribbon’s IP Optical Networks Business Unit. “Our integrated IP optical solutions have the multi-service edge capabilities required to support 5G x-haul and broadband backhaul, not only giving Viaero the improved speed and efficiency they need, but also the agility and performance required to capture and grow new revenue streams.”

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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.