Following strong demand for its range of Ethernet
Access Direct (EAD) products, Openreach,
BT's local access network business, has selected Ciena's®
(NYSE: CIEN) packet
networking solutions to support the evolution of its Ethernet
Openreach's communication provider (CP) customers are looking to
capitalise on the UK's high-capacity Ethernet business services market,
which is expected to grow by 23 per cent over the next three to four
years according to Ovum1, by offering faster and more
reliable Ethernet service delivery. CPs also need to support enterprise
clients' increasing application-centric network consumption behaviors,
enabling services such as bandwidth on-demand, cloud computing and
high-bandwidth applications, including video, CRM platforms and
real-time data backup.
1 Ovum: Enterprise Ethernet Service Forecast Report: 2011-18
Openreach, a division of BT Group plc. (LSE: BT.A), is responsible for
the first mile of the UK access network - the copper wires and fiber
connecting homes and businesses to their local telephone exchanges.
Openreach leads the deployment of BT Group's £3bn roll-out of fiber,
delivering fiber broadband services to communities across the UK as well
as installing and maintaining the communications infrastructure that
links homes, businesses, public and voluntary sector organizations to
their Communications Providers' networks.
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