FiberLight Automates Network Operations with Blue Planet

Blue Planet Inventory and Service Orchestration software improves
service delivery and increases revenue potential

HANOVER, Md. & ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FiberLight,
an industry leader in providing high-performance metro and long-haul
fiber transport services, selected automation software from Blue Planet,
a division of Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), to dramatically improve its service
delivery process across its multi-vendor network. FiberLight is
deploying Blue
Planet Inventory (BPI)
and Blue
Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO)
to automate the
rapid turn-up and delivery of the new, on-demand services its customers
require.

Key Facts:

  • FiberLight’s network includes 14,000 miles of fiber in some of the
    most rapidly expanding metro areas in the U.S., including Atlanta,
    Baltimore, Tampa and Washington D.C., as well as throughout the state
    of Texas. FiberLight’s high-bandwidth services include managed
    Ethernet and Wave Transport, Cloud Connect, Dedicated Internet Access,
    Dark Fiber, and Wireless Backhaul over private and diversely
    constructed fiber backbone rings.
  • BPI gives FiberLight a unified, dynamic view of its network and
    service resources. This reduces the amount of time spent on manual
    operations and allows faster turn-up of services, enabling FiberLight
    to provide a quote for new services in a few days, compared to months.
  • Combined, BPI and MDSO provide FiberLight accurate network visibility
    and automated software control to its OSS/BSS operations across
    multiple network layers, domains, and vendors. This helps to reduce
    service and order fulfillment errors, boosting end customer
    satisfaction.
  • FiberLight is also leveraging Blue Planet Professional Services to
    seamlessly extend software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities
    throughout its operations, enabling faster time to market.

Executive Quotes:

  • “A crucial step in delivering a superior customer experience is having
    the ability to turn up services quickly and easily. Ciena’s Blue
    Planet gives us an unprecedented understanding of our network
    resources, allowing us to optimize service delivery, fault isolation
    and resolution, so we can provide the quality of service that our
    customers require today and in the future.”
    Kevin Coyne,
    Chief Operating Officer, FiberLight
  • “Network operators across the globe are taking steps to create more
    adaptive networks that can respond effortlessly to the ever-changing
    expectations of their customers. Blue Planet’s closed loop approach to
    automation is critical to achieving the Adaptive NetworkTM
    vision by seamlessly supporting those mission critical business
    process that span network and IT. For operators like FiberLight, Blue
    Planet Inventory integrated with our orchestration capabilities
    enables faster time to market for new services, delivering more value
    to their end customers.”
    Rick Hamilton, Senior Vice
    President, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena

About FiberLight

FiberLight designs, builds and deploys mission-critical high bandwidth
networks to ignite our client’s digital transformation. With 14,000
route miles of fiber networks and 78,000 pre-qualified near-net
buildings, FiberLight operates in over 30 metropolitan areas in the U.S.
Our service portfolio includes high-capacity Ethernet and Wave Transport
Services, Cloud Connect, Dedicated Internet Access, Dark Fiber and
Wireless Backhaul serving domestic and international telecom companies,
wireless, wireline, cable and cloud providers as well as key players
across enterprise, government, and education. For more information,
visit fiberlight.com.

About Blue Planet

Blue Planet, a division of Ciena (NYSE: CIEN), provides market-leading
intelligent automation software and specialized professional services to
help clients modernize their IT and network operations. Driven by policy
and AI-based insights, Blue Planet delivers the closed-loop automation
tools needed to align IT and networking processes—critical to
facilitating digital transformation. For updates on Blue Planet, visit www.blueplanet.com.

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