Wilcon partners with LightRiver and Ciena to support metro ethernet

10 May 2016 | Natalie Bolger

LightRiver Technologies has teamed with Wilcon, a West Coast US provider of best-in-class fibre network and data centre infrastructure, to design, deploy and support new Ethernet products and capabilities

Using Ciena’s programmable platform, Wilcon will be able to scale its 3,000 mile fibre network in support of on-demand applications that include cloud services, streaming media and content distribution. 

"As a fibre optic network operator in Southern California, we are constantly improving our network in ways that will exceed the bandwidth needs of today’s data-driven society," said Reginald Scales, SVP sales and marketing at Wilcon. "We are pleased to work once again with our expert and reliable partners, LightRiver and Ciena, in our mission to enhance our metro ethernet capabilities."

Mike Jonas, president of global sales and marketing for LightRiver, said: "The alliance between Wilcon and LightRiver empowers Wilcon to focus tightly on the needs of its customers, enabling faster growth on Wilcon Ethernet products."

Partnering with LightRiver as Wilcon’s next generation transport solutions provider for virtual engineering, implementation and support, has allowed more resources to be aimed at the needs of the customer, say the companies, which helps to accelerate growth. 

Topics: LightRiver Technologies, Wilcon, Ciena, Ethernet, fibre, infrastructure