Sunday, 24 January 2021 22:33

Lightstorm Telecom Ventures reports building ‘high-capacity network’ with Ciena for India’s OTT ecosystem

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The high-capacity, automated network “supports surging demand for gaming, video and cloud experiences”

Lightstorm Telecom Ventures (LTV), bills itself as “an independent and carrier-neutral infrastructure provider in India”, reports deploying Ciena’s www.ciena.com “coherent optics, network management and advanced automation software to serve the country’s OTT, data centre and cloud providers.”

We’re told this deployment “will transform LTV’s metro and long-distance network to support the delivery of low latency and high-capacity digital services”.

LTV’s network is extensive, covering “more than 10,000 kilometres and 60 data centres in five cities, including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad, as well as strategic subsea cable landing stations providing high-capacity connectivity to Mumbai and Chennai”.

Amajit Gupta, the CEO of LTV said: “Investing in networking solutions and software from Ciena equips our customers with unmatched speeds and programmable network capabilities.

“Together with Ciena, we’re helping to further establish India as a hub for international connectivity,” added Gupta.

Ciena proudly boasts that its portfolio of hardware, software and services, will provide LTV with “an intelligent and reliable network that can adapt and respond quickly to rapidly changing user requirements”.

The company says that “deploying 600-800 Gbps per wavelength delivers increased capacity to support high-bandwidth content, and a software-driven flexible photonic architecture accelerates service velocity and maximises the potential of new services”.

Ryan Perera, the VP and country head of Ciena India said: “Bringing new digital services to India requires an intelligently automated network that can dynamically adapt and scale.

“With an upgraded network, LTV makes Digital India a reality and fuels the next wave of telecom growth,” Perera added.

LTV reports using Siena’s 6500 packet-optical platform with Layer 0 control plane, WaveLogic 5 ExtremeWaveserver AiManage, Control and Plan (MCP), and Services as well as Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO)


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