Canada’s Cogeco Deploys Ciena Gear

Cogeco Cable, which has operations in Canada and Portugal, deployed Ciena’s CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform as part of migrating its network infrastructure from synchronous optical network (SONET) to Ethernet.

Ciena said the deal is its first with a Canadian MSO. In the first phase of its transition, Cogeco deployed the CN 4200 in its largest cable systems in Ontario. The CN 4200 supports a mix of SONET, Ethernet, storage-networking protocols or video services at multiple connection speeds.

Cogeco provides voice, video and data services for 2.2 million customers in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, as well as in Portugal.