RCN, Grande and Wave Business Solutions Announce Collaboration with Ciena

Ciena adds massive scalability with coherent optical and packet technology to organization’s offerings

Princeton, N.J. - September 23, 2020RCN, Grande and Wave Business Solutions, a communications provider delivering industry-leading high-speed internet, voice, and cloud networking services for businesses of all sizes, today announced its collaboration with networking, services and software company Ciena. Leveraging Ciena’s coherent optical and packet technologies, RCN, Grande and Wave’s fiber-rich network will become more scalable, and therefore able to support bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video streaming, while simultaneously reducing operational costs.

“RCN, Grande and Wave Business Solutions are committed to ensuring our customers have the tools necessary to stay competitive in today’s business landscape,” said Patrick Knorr, COO of RCN, Grande and Wave Business Solutions. “Ciena is a recognizable brand and market leader in optical and packet technology, and this collaboration enhances our capabilities to solve our customer’s evolving business challenges.”

For several years RCN, Grande and Wave Business Solutions have utilized Ciena’s 6500 coherent optical platform technology to simultaneously transmit a number of high capacity signals into a single fiber using different wavelengths. Now by further leveraging Ciena’s suite of optical and packet products, RCN, Grande and Wave adds capacity to the infrastructure for the joint organizations’ video, internet and Ethernet products for business customers.

“Working with RCN, Grande and Wave’s Business Solutions, we are providing coherent optical and packet network-based technology that will deliver reliable connectivity and contribute to its broadband, voice and cloud solutions’ success and growth,” said Jason Phipps, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Ciena.

RCN, Grande and Wave recently used Ciena’s 39xx and 51xx Packet portfolio of products as a standard to provide its commercial and wholesale customers a uniform experience with 1GbE, 10GbE and 100GbE services. Ciena’s expertise in helping service providers securely and cost-efficiently migrate data to the cloud and connect to datacenters will ensure RCN, Grande, and Wave Business Solutions continues to provide its carriers and customers across all verticals – government, medical/healthcare, education and more – with a competitive advantage as new digital technologies emerge.

For more information about RCN, Grande and Wave’s Business Solutions products and services, please visit RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com/business), Grande Communications (www.mygrande.com/business), and Wave Business (www.wavebusiness.com).

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About RCN, Grande Communications and Wave Business Solutions
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com/business), Grande Communications (mygrande.com/business) and Wave Broadband (www.wavebusiness.com) operate as a single business solutions organization to deliver competitive, mission-critical fiber infrastructure solutions in more than twenty metro areas across the United States. The group provides industry-leading high-speed internet, voice, and connectivity services to businesses of all sizes – all delivered through our wholly-owned, state-of-the-art, fiber-rich network. RCN, Grande, and Wave serve areas of and California, DC., Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.

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