On the road in the Ciena network bus

Earlier this week I met with Ciena and Colt as they launched their managed encryption service. Out on the road to meet with customers and clients, the companies are travelling in a mobile networking centre which Duncan Ellis, director of systems engineering, EMEA partners and enterprise at Ciena, told me allowed for 100GB capacity to demonstrate solutions in a real-life working scenario. Representatives from Colt and Ciena told me that it travels 40,000 miles a year, includes its ActivFlex 5430 and 6500 platforms, Ciena's ActivEdge portfolio of Carrier Ethernet equipment and the ActivSpan 4200. The bandwidth capacity allows for virtualisation and low latency networking. Ellis said: “This is all real equipment, all deployed in real networks and with a range of demonstrations and we believe that it shows people what we are about.”

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