Ciena rolls out new Ethernet access gear, capabilities

Optical and converged Ethernet vendor Ciena has announced new products and capabilities related to the company's acquisition of World Wide Packets earlier this year. The CN 3920 Service Delivery Switch, targeted at growing business customers, is a customer premises unit with eight 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and four gigabit Ethernet pluggables for uplinks. The new CN 3911 Service Delivery Switch is an outdoor version of the platform that also includes two VoIP gateway ports, and also is similar, as Telephony notes, to an optical network terminal that would be used in residential FTTH deployments.

Ciena also talked about integrating the service awareness capabilities that it gained through the WWP acquisition in other gear in its Ethernet product line-up. For instance, a company official told Light Reading that WWP's service awareness capabilities could be extended through Ciena's existing CN 4200 FlexSelect platform so that Ethernet operations, administration and management functions are common across all of the company's Ethernet network platforms.

For more:
- check out this coverage at Telephony
- see this story at Light Reading

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