Colombia’s Media Commerce rolls out high-speed network – with help from Ciena

Colombia’s Media Commerce rolls out high-speed network – with help from Ciena

Media Commerce, a telecoms operator in Colombia, says it has rolled out a new high-speed network using WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optical technology from networking systems, services and software company Ciena.

The technology is designed to support up to 800Gb/s capacity per channel across terrestrial and submarine applications.

The network will provide connectivity services across more than 300 towns representing 87% of Colombia’s GDP. Media Commerce says it will allow the company to offer state-of-the-art 100GbE and 400GbE services and flexible spectrum services to support businesses and private networks across the country.

“Wholesale companies, content delivery networks, over-the-top providers and various other companies are able to improve and optimize the interconnections of their data centres located not only in Bogotá, but throughout the country,” says Andrés Gallego Garzón, Chief Marketing Officer, Media Commerce.

The new network also offers ultra-low latency, made possible by WL5e’s extended reach performance, which, says Ciena, means that Media Commerce can offer express channels from Bogotá to Barranquilla without regeneration points. Media Commerce is also able to offer greater bandwidth flexibility and increase its network capacities in additional cities, as needed.

Media Commerce has deployed a programmable infrastructure based on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical platform with high-capacity WL5e and WaveLogic Ai transponders and a 6500 flexible grid ROADM line system.

Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) provides network management, and PinPoint OTDR (optical time domain reflectometer) is utilized to monitor and localize potential trouble spots, reduce the risk of outages and accelerate repair times while creating a simpler and automated operation.

Media Commerce offers an extensive fibre optic network, on which it also provides value-added services. As well as Colombia it has a presence in Peru and Ecuador.


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