Openreach Boosts Connectivity Services for UK Carriers with Ciena. Openreach is also using Ciena’s Managed Services, which underpin the end-to-end network deployment, service rollout, and ongoing management and technical support.
The network solutions will be maintained by Ciena, as part of its Managed Services offering, to help Openreach customers roll out new connectivity solutions for enterprise customers more quickly and efficiently. The combined teams of network experts from Ciena and Openreach will remotely monitor network conditions and correct issues as needed, ensuring a robust and highly available service offering.
“Digital transformation was already underway, but years of progress have taken place in months as a result of the recent dramatic rise in remote work and learning. By adding adaptability and scalability to its offerings, Openreach is helping its customers meet the increased demand for improved digital connectivity with high-bandwidth 400G services to carrier and content provider customers across the UK,” said Jamie Jefferies, Vice President and General Manager, International at Ciena.
Openreach, a division of BT Group plc. (LSE: BT.A), is responsible for the first mile of the UK access network – the copper wires and fibre connecting homes and businesses to their local telephone exchanges. Openreach leads the deployment of BT Group’s £3bn roll-out of fibre, delivering fibre broadband services to communities across the UK as well as installing and maintaining the communications infrastructure that links homes, businesses, public and voluntary sector organizations to their Communications Providers' networks.
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