Astound Business Solutions Announces Collaboration with Ciena

Ciena adds massive scalability with coherent optical and packet technology to organization’s offerings

Princeton, N.J. – September 23, 2020 – Astound Business, a communications provider delivering industry-leading high-speed internet, voice, and cloud networking services for businesses of all sizes, today announced its collaboration with networking, services and software company Ciena.

Leveraging Ciena’s coherent optical and packet technologies, Astound’s fiber-rich network will become more scalable, and therefore able to support bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video streaming, while simultaneously reducing operational costs.

“Astound Business Solutions is committed to ensuring our customers have the tools necessary to stay competitive in today’s business landscape,” said Patrick Knorr, CCO of Astound Business Solutions. “Ciena is a recognizable brand and market leader in optical and packet technology, and this collaboration enhances our capabilities to solve our customer’s evolving business challenges.”

For several years Astound Business Solutions has utilized Ciena’s 6500 coherent optical platform technology to simultaneously transmit a number of high capacity signals into a single fiber using different wavelengths. Now by further leveraging Ciena’s suite of optical and packet products, Astound adds capacity to the infrastructure for the joint organizations’ video, internet and Ethernet products for business customers.

“Working with Astound Business Solutions, we are providing coherent optical and packet network-based technology that will deliver reliable connectivity and contribute to its broadband, voice and cloud solutions’ success and growth,” said Jason Phipps, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Ciena.

Astound recently used Ciena’s 39xx and 51xx Packet portfolio of products as a standard to provide its commercial and wholesale customers a uniform experience with 1GbE, 10GbE and 100GbE services. Ciena’s expertise in helping service providers securely and cost-efficiently migrate data to the cloud and connect to datacenters will ensure Astound Business Solutions continues to provide its carriers and customers across all verticals – government, medical/healthcare, education and more – with a competitive advantage as new digital technologies emerge.

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About Astound Business Solutions

Astound Business Solutions provides IT leaders with high-capacity, secure connectivity to their mission-critical applications while increasing overall agility and responsiveness to customer needs. As a national telecommunications provider, we offer advanced solutions that are delivered over a diverse, carrier-grade network that we own and maintain, providing the speed, bandwidth, and reliability businesses need to support their growing data demands. While we provide coast-to-coast connectivity to over 70,000 business customers, we maintain a local, customer-centric approach, with dedicated industry experts on-hand around the clock to help businesses stay on top of today’s evolving IT technology and remain competitive in their markets.

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