Indonesia’s Biznet Drives Next Gen Connectivity Services with Ciena

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In its bid to address growing demand for cable TV and broadband services in rural and underserved areas, Biznet in Indonesia has deployed Ciena’s converged packet-optical platforms and GeoMesh submarine solution on its new 100G fiber-optic terrestrial and submarine networks.

The networks are designed to help drive economic growth in the region and deliver an affordable range of new high-speed information and on-demand communications services to residential and business customers.

Biznet is a major communication service provider in Indonesia with a fiber optic network that spans 15,000 km, including a submarine connection to Singapore.

Biznet is leveraging a number of Ciena platforms to support its efforts to reduce Indonesia’s digital gap. Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors and integrated switching capabilities, allows Biznet to quickly deploy new services across long-distance routes, while reducing latency, power, and space requirements. By deploying Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 Extreme coherent optics across its submarine link, Biznet is able to improve the traffic carrying capacity with greater spectral efficiency and reach to lower its total cost of ownership.

Biznet is also utilizing Ciena’s software capabilities, including WaveLogic Photonics PinPoint Advanced Fiber Analytics software, which provides a complete fiber loss profile analogous to a CT scan of the network. This allows Biznet to address potential trouble spots, reduce the risk of outages and decrease repair times from days to hours. Additionally, Ciena’s unified management software provides service deployment and bandwidth optimization monitoring.

Terrabit Networks, a Ciena BizConnect channel partner, provided deployment services for this project.

“In today’s always-on world, reliable, robust bandwidth is one of the fundamentals to fostering economic growth and prosperity across a region. To provide our customers across pan-Indonesia with a network that can meet their communication needs, we looked for a partner that can provide a scalable, more efficient network that was simpler to operate and manage. Ciena aced the test — their experience with rural and submarine deployments has put us on solid footing to provide the connectivity that our customers can thrive on.” explained, Adi Kusma, President Director, Biznet.

“Biznet’s enhanced, high capacity terrestrial and submarine networks will help bring broadband connectivity and economic opportunity to the local region, ensuring that Biznet’s customers have greater access to high-speed services.” said, Anthony McLachlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena.