Vendor Bytes: Ciena, Calix, Nokia

May 7th, 2021 by · Leave a Comment

Three projects spanning three continents won by vendors that were announced this week:

Angola Cables is upgrading its piece of the MONET cable system with some help from Ciena. They are leveraging Ciena's Geomesh offering to add 2.2Tbps of capacity to the MONET, which for Angola Cables provides capacity between Brazil and Florida. The infrastructure complements Angola Cables' presence on the South Atlantic Cable System and the West African Cable System, and ties in with their new AngoNAP facility in Fortaleza.

Calix is helping bring bandwidth to rural areas in teh Dakotas. Dickey Rural Networks' subsidiary ReadiTech has launched 10G PON services to subscribers along the border between North and South Dakota. They are overbuilding the FTTH network that DRN put in place about a decade ago, leveraging Calix's AXOS product suite, and expanding beyond the original cooperative territory and into adjacent areas as well.

Nokia has won some public safety business over in Germany. They are providing managed infrastructure services for the nationwide BDBOS public safety digital radio network. The project was launched back in December, and an initial four year contract is in place, and tasks Nokia with supporting upgrades migrating the network to IP. BDBOS has some 4800 base stations providing coverage to 99.2% of Germany.

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