Astound Business Solutions is set to revolutionize education with its new 400G wavelength service. With secure, high-bandwidth connections across multiple campuses, offices, and districts, schools are now able to provide students and teachers with the enhanced learning experience they need.
Astound Business Solutions is taking advantage of the Universal Service Administrative Company’s E-Rate program to help education customers secure funding for digital learning initiatives. The company’s high-bandwidth network can handle the needs of students and teachers who are increasingly relying on the internet for enhanced learning, document sharing, collaboration, and research.
The 400G service is centered on Ciena’s Waveserver 5 interconnect platform which leverages Ciena’s WL5e 800G and WL5n 400G coherent optics to provide connectivity across all network links. Astound Business Solutions is using Ciena’s flexible 6500 ROADM photonic layer for resiliency and scalability and its Navigator Network Control Suite (Navigator NCS) for multi-layer visibility and simplified network management.
To accelerate its network build, the company is utilizing Navigator’s PlannerPlus and Emulation Cloud. These tools provide online network planning and design tools and an open environment for integration testing with operational support systems. With these tools, Astound Business Solutions can make calculations well before any hardware is deployed. For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers visit Lightwave Buyer’s Guide or subscribe to Lightwave’s Service Providers and Datacom/Data Center newsletters to stay updated on fiber network deployments.