TDF, Ciena to deliver high speed network in France

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 08-01-2014

Network specialist Ciena Corporation's converged packet optical technology has been selected by TDF to deploy a super-fast network with 100G capabilities, providing new services to customers in the healthcare, government and finance sectors.

Already available to customers, the TDF network has launched its commercial deployment, particularly in Bordeaux where TDF opened its first data centre in May 2013.

TDF's high capacity network, stretching 4,20km, is connected to data centres in Paris, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille and Rennes, and will increase its reach in France to 5,000km by the end of 2014.

An owner of broadcast and telecoms masts, TDF provides radio and television transmission services, and other multimedia services, such as digitisation of content, encoding and storage.

TDF's new connectivity solutions now address the needs of telecom operators, IT service providers and institutions, in addition to healthcare and finance organisations.

"As part of our experience in the media sector and in order to address new markets, we implemented an expansion strategy that requires a reliable packet-optical technology," said Jean-Louis Mounier, industrial director at TDF Group.