Introducing Astound Business Solutions’ New 400G Wavelength Service debut

Astound Business Solutions is targeting the education sector as a major application for its new 400G wavelength service. Schools require secure, high-bandwidth connections across multiple campuses, offices, and districts to support the needs of teachers and students who rely heavily on the internet for enhanced learning, document sharing and collaboration, and research.

The company participates in the Universal Service Administrative Company’s E-Rate program, which helps education customers secure funding for digital learning initiatives. The high-bandwidth network provided by Astound Business Solutions can handle the demands of modern classrooms, with Knorr stating that it also allows for future growth.

The 400G service is built on Ciena’s Waveserver 5 interconnect platform, which uses Ciena’s WL5e 800G and WL5n 400G coherent optics to provide connectivity across all network links. Astound Business Solutions is utilizing 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 using Navigator’s PlannerPlus and Emulation Cloud tools to provide online network planning and design tools and an open environment for integration testing with operational support systems. Additionally, Knorr states that Astound can deploy the right coherent technology for any distance at the lowest power and cost thanks to Navigator NCS. For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide and subscribe to Lightwave’s Service Providers and Datacom/Data Center newsletters to stay updated on fiber network deployments.

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