Phonoscope to turn up 100G network to target business, wireless backhaul opportunities

Phonoscope, a Houston-based service provider, said it will prepare its network to handle the 10G to 40G to 100G speeds its metro Ethernet and wireless backhaul carriers will require.

To achieve its goals, the service provider will build an optical network that connects 25 fault tolerant, multi-gigabit Ethernet rings leveraging Ciena's (Nasdaq: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical platform.

By taking advantage of Ciena's WaveLogic coherent technology, Phonoscope said it will be able to scale to 40G/100G as needed.

In addition, Phonoscope will also deploy Ciena's 5410 and 5150 Service Aggregation Switches, and 3930 and 3931 Service Delivery Switches to deliver packet-based services to end-customers.

This network upgrade is not just a science experiment, however. While not revealing a name, Phonoscope said one of the nation's largest wireless operators is going to purchase 10 Gbps circuits to backhaul aggregated 4G LTE mobile backhaul traffic from its cell sites.

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