BT Openreach turns up 40, 100G wholesale service

Openreach, which operates BT's (NYSE: BT) local access network business, is giving UK-based service providers more wholesale capacity by serving up a 100G-based service specifically for UK-based communications providers.

Leveraging Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) Packet Optical Transport System (P-OTS), Openreach claims that the new services will enable service provider customers "to transport larger amounts of data, over longer distances, in a more cost effective way."

The service will be available beginning this month.

A key point of the Ciena 6500 deployment is bandwidth efficiency for its wholesale customers.

BT's Technology, Service & Operations (TSO) has already built a next-gen optical network across 120 core locations and the Ciena platform will enable it provide the access tails into this network from other service providers that have Ciena- based core networks.

They can also provide point-to-point optical services at 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps as a single discreet interface versus having to multiply up 10 Gbps circuits to get the bandwidth they need.

Similar to other services, new and existing customers will be able to get access to Openreach and Ciena's professional services.

For more:
- see the release

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