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Ciena bags major network contracts from Jio, Airtel

Ciena has won major multi-million-dollar contracts from Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel for new network technology deployments in the country. Ciena technology deployment will help Jio build an adaptive network that can adapt to fast-changing capacity requirements and application demands. This will offer Jio flexibility in launching new services, especially in the enterprise and fixed-wireless segments. Jio’s network is powered by Ciena’s multi-terabit optical technology that comes with a control plane that provides self-healing service restoration capabilities to support Jio’s pan-India 4G network core. This technology gives Jio a high-speed, highly resilient mesh network with unprecedented scale to support its surging subscriber base and subsequent data explosion – helping to fuel the digital revolution in India. Airtel’s new backbone architecture creates a solid foundation that can cut across technology generations to seamlessly work with data rates of 400Gbps and higher to create a future-proof scalable network. In addition, the architecture offers lower latency and software-controlled connectivity for cloud infrastructure, faster transformation to virtualized platforms, and 5G readiness – essential to a world of connected devices and things. Airtel’s innovative architecture leverages Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical platform powered by WaveLogic Ai coherent optics to provide a highly scalable, programmable infrastructure.

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