Vast Networks Colloborates with LightRiver to Implement an MPLS-based Network
LightRiver (News - Alert) Technologies, a provider of fully-integrated, multi-technology communications networks, has revealed that Vast Networks has teamed with the company to power a project using a multi protocol label switching transport profile (MPLS-TP) that is carried over a 100G capable technology backbone.
The Dense Wave Division Multiplex- based network is designed to improve the availability of broadband infrastructure for 18 counties within the California central valley area. The project is partially funded by the federal government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus program.
Touted as an integrator of multi-vendor transport technologies, LightRiver is an expert in DWDM, ROADM (News - Alert), packet optical transport, MPLS and carrier Ethernet as well as multiservice SONET and microwave radio.
“CVIN chose LightRiver for this project because of their deep experience in deploying critical communications infrastructure and success with many similar networks,” said Mike Stewart, director of Marketing, Vast networks, in a statement. “Based on their technical response and the due diligence that Vast Networks conducted, we are confident that LightRiver is the right choice for the CVNGBIP and its customers.”
The project involves building, operating and maintaining a fiber optic network infrastructure that traverses 1,750 miles of California’s central valley. The network connects 19 county offices of education, 14 community colleges, three state university campuses, 20 libraries and seven public safety sites. It is estimated to create jobs associated with network deployment and contribute to economic growth in the long term.
In addition, the MPLS-based infrastructure will be used to offer commercial broadband telecommunications services to businesses within 1,973 communities and numerous government agencies in the 18 county central valley region of California. The network will also be used to power wholesales services, dark fiber, and residential wireless services.
“We are proud to work with CVIN to light the broadband telecommunications back-bone serving California’s Central Valley educational infrastructure empowering the next generation of on-line learning,” concluded Glenn Johansen, CEO, LightRiver.
Edited by Jamie Epstein