More Middle Eastern hijinks from Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) today. Working with Mobily, they announced the activation of the first commercial 100Gbps network in the region. So Mobily's Riyadh metro network now has the fastest bandwidth money can buy. The company has some 40+% of the mobile market in Saudia Arabia, and selected Ciena gear for an upgrade just last month.
One question though. Do they really need 100G in Riyadh to handle mobile data? I mean, yes they're deploying a few such links on the very busiest links on the internet right now. But Riyadh is not on one of those routes just yet. Oh well, I guess if you've got the money for a nextgen buildout, you might as well go all the way.
The UAE's going to be jealous. Oh yeah, Ciena's there too...
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