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Conterra Networks Launches 400Gb/s Waves Service for Carrier Clients with Ciena

Conterra Networks Launches 400Gb/s Waves Service for Carrier Clients with Ciena

Conterra Networks Launches 400Gb/s Waves Service for Carrier Clients with Ciena

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 15, 2024

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Networks, a national leader in providing fiber-optic network-based infrastructure and services, is leveraging Ciena's industry-leading WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) to deliver 400Gb/s wavelength services to carrier clients in Texas, North Carolina, and Louisiana.

(PRNewsfoto/Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc.)

For nearly three decades, Conterra's professionals have been designing, building, and operating new technology-based telecom networks in the education, healthcare, enterprise, and carrier industries throughout the U.S.

Conterra offers several distinct advantages to its clients. With nodes strategically located in both major cities and mid-markets for middle-mile connectivity, Conterra ensures comprehensive coverage and accessibility. Additionally, being collocated in major data centers, including Dallas and Charlotte, Conterra provides direct and efficient connections to key hubs, enhancing network reliability and performance.

One notable advantage of Conterra's services is the swift deployment of wave turnups, which are completed in hours rather than weeks. This rapid deployment capability minimizes downtime and accelerates the availability of high-speed connectivity for clients, ensuring business continuity and operational efficiency.

Moreover, Conterra has achieved a remarkable 30% increase in fiber capacity without the need for extensive infrastructure builds. This efficiency allows Conterra to meet the growing demands for bandwidth without significant investments in new infrastructure, translating into cost savings and enhanced scalability for clients.

Mike Padula Jr., Vice President of Carrier, Education, and Partner Sales, at Conterra Networks, said: "I am proud to emphasize our collaboration with Ciena in delivering advanced connectivity solutions to our carrier clients. Ciena's industry leading WaveLogic 5 Extreme technology underpins our 400Gb/s service, reflecting our dedication to innovation in the telecommunications sector. Together, we are committed to providing businesses with the high-performance network infrastructure necessary for success in today's digital landscape, with Ciena serving as a cornerstone in powering Conterra's optical network."

"At Ciena, our innovation enables customers like Conterra Networks, who are at the heart of everything we do, to leverage existing infrastructure investments, do more with less, and swiftly bring new high-capacity services to market in an environmentally friendly way," said Kevin Sheehan, CTO of the Americas, Ciena. 

The network is managed via Ciena's Navigator Network Control Suite, offering end-to-end visibility and assurance from a single control point.

For more information about Conterra Networks, visit

About Conterra Networks

Conterra Networks is a national leader in the design, deployment, and operation of fiber-optic network-based services, providing advanced high-capacity communications networks to education, healthcare, government, carrier, and enterprise customers across the United States. With over 14,000 route miles of fiber and more than 8,000 on-net locations, Conterra offers a robust, flexible, and secure fiber network backbone optimized for low-latency and high-bandwidth applications. Conterra is owned by affiliates of APG and Fiera Infrastructure. For more information, please visit

About Ciena

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a global leader in networking systems, services, and software. We build the most adaptive networks in the industry, enabling customers to anticipate and meet ever-increasing digital demands. For three-plus decades, Ciena has brought our humanity to our relentless pursuit of innovation. Prioritizing collaborative relationships with our customers, partners, and communities, we create flexible, open, and sustainable networks that better serve all users—today and into the future. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit

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