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euNetworks Rolls Out 100G Capable Networks Across Europe

euNetworks Group, today announced an upgrade to its European long haul transport platform, delivering a 100 Gigabit (G) capable network to market. euNetworks has invested in this next generation of network due to customer demand, both for greater capacity and 100G circuits. The Company has selected Ciena as its equipment supplier and deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform with WaveLogic coherent optical processors. This platform enables a simple upgrade to 100G transmission and beyond without any network infrastructure changes.

Today euNetworks’ long haul network covers 37 cities in 9 countries, with fibre based metropolitan networks operating in 13 of these cities. The new 100G capability is available between the key cities of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris, and also between Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Dublin, and Manchester. The power of euNetworks’ dual gateways in major cities, combined with their mesh based metropolitan fibre networks means more data centres and customer sites are within 10km of a gateway (mitigating some customer 100GbE reach issues).

“We have been working closely with Ciena to bring the 100G capability to market,” said David Tomalin, Chief Technology Officer of euNetworks. “With Ciena’s coherent technology, we are delivering the new standard in high capacity services to our wholesale carrier and high bandwidth consuming enterprise customers. We deeply believe in providing customers the bandwidth flexibility they need as they scale their businesses, simplifying customer connections by removing the need to implement link aggregation or complex load balancing in their networks.”

“The growth potential of our combined long haul and metropolitan fibre networks are crucial to our long term bandwidth infrastructure strategy,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “Over the last year we have deployed our optical network with Ciena. This development future proofs our investment, ensuring we have the flexibility in our long haul network that our customers demand. Ciena has demonstrated their commitment to work with us as we continue to grow our business, serving the ever-growing bandwidth requirements we see before us. I am excited for the opportunity this brings.”

Peter Newcombe, Vice President of Sales, Northern and Eastern Europe at Ciena: “euNetworks’ customers in the traditional carrier segment, as well as financial services, mobile and media segments depend on highly reliable and scalable connectivity services and rely on euNetworks for a state-of-the-art network infrastructure that supports their ambitions. Ciena’s coherent technology enables euNetworks to meet the growing capacity needs of its customers in a flexible, reliable and cost-efficient manner, adding 100G wavelengths alongside existing in-service 40G channels. We look forward to an on-going relationship with euNetworks, a dynamic and innovative bandwidth infrastructure provider.”

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