Ciena Corporation’s ( CIEN Quick Quote CIEN - Free Report) 6500 Packet-Optical Platforms is being utilized by Romania-based GTS Telecom to upgrade its network from 10G to 100G across the country amid increasing capacity demand.
GTS Telecom will be able to provide steady high-bandwidth connectivity across Romania by using WaveLogic coherent technology-powered 6500 Packet-Optical Platforms combined with flexible grid ROADMs (reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers). The telecom company will have the ability to upgrade the entire country-wide network to 200G, 400G and 800G.
The WaveLogic Encryption feature will aid GTS Telecom in integrating encryption services for customers in the public sector with heightened security requirements. GTS Telecom also will implement Ciena Services to execute remote service migration and commissioning.
Opportunities in the Telecom Space Augur Well
Ciena is a leading provider of optical networking equipment, software and services globally. The company benefits from increased network traffic, demand for bandwidth and the adoption of cloud architecture. Ciena’s focus on aiding carriers’ transition to next-generation networks places it within the fastest-growing segments of the telecom space.
In January 2022, Ciena coherent optical solutions were
leveraged by India-based —Vodafone Idea Limited. The telecom operator uses Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform that runs on WaveLogic 5 Extreme solution for high speed 300G/400G services, which can be upgraded to 800G.
Prior to that, Ciena partnered with Gulf Bridge International to boost the latter’s Smart Network capacity and performance on the back of its WaveLogic 5 Extreme-powered GeoMesh Extreme solution. This will improve the capacity of GBI’s Smart Network by 10 Tb/s across its regional and global networks.
In the last reported quarter, the company’s quarterly revenues soared 11.5% year over year to $844.4 million. The upside was driven by strength in Networking Platforms, Platform Software and Service and Blue Planet Automation Software and Services segments.
For the second quarter of fiscal 2022, the company expects revenues of $930-$970 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at $952.9 million. The company is slated to report fiscal second-quarter results on Jun 2, 2022.
The pandemic-triggered macroeconomic woes and industry-wide supply-chain disruptions are a concern for CIEN, which carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Shares of the company have gained 3.3% against the
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