British Telecom, BT, has renewed a 5-year commitment to deploy the Ciena 6500 Converged Packet Optical Platform throughout the UK.

The deployment will enable BT to grow its optical services business, building capacity via 100G and nx100G high capacity wavelengths.  In addition to offering reliable, high-speed connectivity services, the operational flexibility of the network allows BT to upgrade to higher capacity services and connectivity speeds.

Neil J. McRae, Chief Architect, at BT said, “We’ve built a great relationship with Ciena over the past five years and we’re pleased to continue working with them.”

Details on the announcement can be found at

For details on Ciena’s most recent financial results, see

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