Summit Broadband deploys 400G using Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme

Florida-based fiber optic telecommunications provider Summit Broadband has launched 400G services following a network upgrade with Ciena. Summit Broadband is leveraging Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) [1.] to offer 400 Gbps wavelength services to enterprise customers in Central and Southwest Florida, Ciena said last week.

Summit Broadband owns and operates over 4,300 fiber-route miles of infrastructure and serves industries and communities throughout the state with voice, video, data, internet, and Ethernet services, as well as dark fiber transport.

Note 1. Summit Broadband is deploying Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai coherent optics across a flexible 6500 ROADM network, delivering 400GbE wave services to increase capacity and reach more users. Summit Broadband is also utilizing Ciena’s 3926 and 5164 Routing and Switching platforms for cost effective service delivery, as well as Adaptive IP Apps and Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller for real-time visibility and analysis of routing behaviors to optimize network performance and identify issues with greater ease for faster resolution.

Ciena noted that Summit Broadband has rolled out 400 Gbps wavelength to support the rise in data consumption of high-bandwidth applications such as cloud computing, IoT devices, video streaming, and enterprise services. This upgrade builds on the longstanding relationship between both companies, with Ciena powering Summit’s optical network.

In his first year as CEO, Kevin Coyne has transformed Summit Broadband’s network to create data superhighways encircling the Florida peninsula, serving customers in Central, West, and Southwest Florida. This recent network expansion gives Summit Broadband even greater flexibility and adaptability to respond to the increasing needs of its customers, including school districts and municipalities.

“The past year has shown us how having access to high-quality connectivity is a necessity for everyday life,” said Coyne. “We chose to invest in deploying Ciena’s cutting edge solutions to bring an enhanced digital experience across Florida, connecting more people and businesses using higher speeds and lower latency services.”

“The demand for bandwidth shows no signs of slowing down, and our new 400 Gbps service ensures that our business customers have the high performance and scalability essential for applications like data center interconnect, which require fast speeds and low latency.”

Additionally, the upgrade will allow Summit to deliver more data per unit of energy over our existing infrastructure, maximizing network utilisation and providing capex and opex savings, Summit Broadband added.


In January, BW Digital, the owner of the Hawaiki Submarine Cable, confirmed the availability of commercial 400 GbE services on the Hawaiki trans-Pacific cable, powered by Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme subsea network solution.


Summit Broadband Launches 400 Gbps Services With Ciena


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