Sprint (S) to Upgrade Optical Backbone Network with New Ciena (CIEN) Equipment

June 13, 2012 9:21 AM EDT
Ciena® Corporation (Nasdaq: CIEN), announced that Sprint (NYSE: S) is upgrading its optical backbone network with Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform.

The updated network, powered exclusively by Ciena, will enable Sprint to enhance transport network scalability, cost and performance. It will also enable Sprint to support growing demand for wireless and wireline high-speed data service offerings, reaching core network speeds of 40G and 100G today with the ability to scale to 400G and beyond in the future.

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