Gigaclear upgrades their rural network with Ciena 6500 Packet Optical Platform

One of the UK’s leading full fibre ISPs serving to the rural areas, Gigaclear has recently deployed a 100Gbps capable transport network across the rural areas of the country using Ciena’s 6500 Packet Optical Platform. The ISP is trying to manage the issues in civil engineering delays in their network. The new ugradation helps to provide for 100G channels across the country.

Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company. They deliver best class solutions with most sophisticated networks with automation & scale that helps to bring adaptive networks as per the changing needs of their users.

The new upgraded network will help the ISPs to provide advanced services such as HD video streaming to their customers. With this upgradation, the rural areas in the UK such as Somerset, Devon, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire will get the benefits of high speed access with backhaul connections from London to Bristol and Northants.

With Ciena’s platform, the ISP can meet 100G bandwidth requirements and provide for a cost effective infrastructure. The Blue Planet Manage, Control & Plan software will help to automate their network & service management that provides real time visibility in their network operations.


Technical Director of Gigaclear Networks – Charl Tintinger said that this investment helps them to achieve their commitment to bring future-proof, reliable, ultrafast network connectivity to their customers.

Ciana’s Vice President & General Manager, EMEA – Jamie Jefferies said that the changing data demands of the communities and need for more backhaul capacity will require Gigaclear to have an adaptive network. With WaveLogic’s opticals network & Blue Planet MCP enable to have a programmable infrastructure that will manage bandwidth and bring innovation to their services.

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