Leveraging LightRiver’s Factory Built Network® Solution, backed by Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform, Wilcon Transforms Network Capabilities

CONCORD, CAMay 9, 2016 LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in Factory Built Network® design and commissioning, announces today that Wilcon, a premier West Coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic network and data center infrastructure, has once again teamed with LightRiver to design, deploy and support new Ethernet products and capabilities. Utilizing Ciena’s programmable 8700 Packetwave Platform, Wilcon can offer a combination of high-capacity Ethernet switching, up to 100GbE, with intelligent coherent optics and an open software paradigm. Ciena’s platform enables Wilcon to further scale its 3,000 mile fiber optic network in support of “on-demand” applications that include cloud services, streaming media and content distribution.

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, accelerating growth. LightRiver offers its Factory Built Network®solution through this partnership, plus technical services such as network design, procurement and turnkey implementation, project management, and post-implementation support. Ciena’s multi-terabit 8700 integrates Ethernet and MPLS-TP switching with Ciena’s coherent 100G WaveLogic 3 Nano optics, optimized for reaches up to 1000km, into a single, scalable platform that enables simpler, more cost-effective networks without stranding switch capacity.

“As a fiber 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,” states Reginald Scales, SVP Sales & Marketing, 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. LightRiver’s proven network design and deployment services, coupled with Ciena’s 8700 platform, help Wilcon rapidly deliver high-capacity services, aggregate users, and provide express connections to key data centers, enterprise locations and wireless communications sites across our region.”

“The technology alliance between Wilcon and LightRiver empowers Wilcon to focus tightly on the needs of its customers, with each party leveraging extended expert resources, enabling faster growth on Wilcon Ethernet products,” comments Mike Jonas, President of Global Sales and Marketing for LightRiver. “Wilcon continues to have an incredibly positive impact as a major fiber optic network provider in the SoCal market due partly to a strategy that welcomes collaboration with LightRiver and our highly valued partner, Ciena, to contribute innovative approaches that expedite the design and deployment of carrier grade metro networks.”

In 2014, Wilcon deployed a number of Ciena’s converged packet optical and packet networking solutions, to enhance its network to meet the needs of other carriers and service providers, as well as M&E companies.

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About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.

LightRiver Technologies designs, engineers, commissions and supports next generation solutions for mission-critical clients that require the highest capacity, reliability and resiliency that today’s optical communications technology can deliver. A leader in integrating the multi-vendor, Factory Built Network® solution, LightRiver is an expert in Tier 1 Packet Optical, DWDM/ROADM, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet systems, and in successfully migrating legacy networks to the next generation. LightRiver delivers unique value across the United States with turnkey solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care in multi-technology networking. For more information, please visit

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About Wilcon

Founded in 1998, Wilcon is the premier West Coast provider of best-in-class fiber optic network and data center infrastructure. As one of the largest fiber optic networks in Southern California, Wilcon offers a vast reach of nearly 3,000 route miles of fiber with diverse routes connecting major data centers, enterprise locations and wireless communications sites throughout the region. Wilcon delivers dark fiber and ultra-broadband optical services for businesses, wireless carriers and other communications service providers that ensure optimal performance for their mission-critical data traffic and applications. Wilcon also owns and operates leading data center and carrier-neutral colocation facilities in downtown Los Angeles, including its key hub at the One Wilshire Building. For more information, please visit or contact us at +1 (888)-600-2800 or

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About Ciena
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 coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment. For updates on Ciena news, follow us on Twitter @Ciena or on LinkedIn.

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