|[May 01, 2014]
Salt River Project Increases Network Capacity and Efficiency with Ciena
HANOVER, Md. --(Business Wire)--
River Project (SRP), an Arizona public power utility and water
supplier, will modernize its backbone network with Ciena®
Corporation's (NYSE: CIEN) converged
packet optical platform to improve network resiliency, reduce costs, and
increase capacity. This upgrade will enable SRP to support the surging
demand for high-bandwidth services driven by supervisory control and
data acquisition (SCADA),
grid automation and storage traffic. In addition, SRP's network will be
able to support more dynamic applications, such as smart meters and
substation automation, to enable real-time information monitoring and
control, and provide increased electric-system reliability, improved
power quality and faster service restoration capabilities.
The SRP power district is one of the nation's largest public power
utilities, providing electricity to more than 990,000 retail customers
in a 2,900-square-mile service area that spans three Arizona counties,
including the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
SRP is deploying Ciena's 6500
Packet-Optical platform equipped with WaveLogic
Coherent Optical Processors and integrated switching capabilities.
Architected for network modernization, the 6500 converges Ethernet,
TDM, and WDM capabilities into one platform. The 6500 helps to reduce
costs for operators by decreasing operations and maintenance expenses
and enabling network consolidation, while supporting legacy functions.
This network enhancement and adoption of Ciena's OPn®
architecture gives SRP a more secure and resilient network that
is automated, connected and intelligent.
"This upgrade enables us to modernize our network with greater
automation and reliability so that we can accommodate our customer's
demands for high-bandwidth services and applications."
Campbell, Manager of Communications Engineering at SRP
"SRP is at the front-end of utilities building smarter, more scalable
networks to enable a more efficient and reliable power grid. Ciena's
converged packet optical solution plays a key role in their network
modernization efforts by enabling them to support key applications
like smart meters and substation automation."
- Jason Phipps,
General Manager and Vice President North American Field Operations at
UTC Telecom 2014:
Ciena will showcase the broad range of capabilities of its converged
packet optical and packet networking solutions designed to transform
today's utility networks at UTC
Telecom 2014 in booth #909.
About Salt River Project
SRP is the nation's third-largest public power utility and the largest
provider of power and water to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area,
serving more than 990,000 electric customers and delivering raw water to
more than 2 million people living in central Arizona. To find out more
please visit www.srpnet.com.
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is the network specialist. We collaborate with
customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks
and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena
leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and
distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with
its OPn architecture for next-generation networks. We enable
a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and
adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to
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