Cyan kicked off the week with an interesting national/regional set of wins. They've been picked by the wholesale carrier group INDATEL for a 100G packet-optical deployment augmented by the company's Blue Planet SDN software.
INDATEL is a coalition of regional wholesale carriers from around the country which combines the fiber footprints of each. They aren't quite everywhere, e.g. much of the Southeast and New England, but the combined fiber footprint represents more than 500 RLECs and has some 80,000 route miles of middle mile network. That's a significant amount of network in agregate, although it's not clear just how much of that network Cyan's gear and software will be working with initially.
A few of those regional wholesale carriers and RLECs have themselves signed on with Cyan for upgrades, including some not actually part of INDATEL. Bloomingdale Communications in Michigan, Broadband Visions in Minnesota, Palmetto Rural Telephone Company, and Montana's Vision Net have all followed INDATEL's lead individually. Individually, they are small deals for Cyan, collectively they do start to add up.
A combined packet-optical and SDN win of this sort is exactly the sort of thing Cyan has been aiming for over the past year.
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