Leveraging LightRiver expertise accelerates ExteNet’s metro core network upgrade

Announced at Metro Connect 2020, ExteNet Systems, a leading provider of mobility and fiber connectivity solutions, has completed a metro core network upgrade to 200G with an evolution to 400G and beyond. Partnering with LightRiver, a premier optical network integration solution provider, ExteNet is making significant network investment and accelerating its ability to offer customers highly flexible and scalable networking solutions for enterprise, wholesale and 5G mobile connectivity.

“As increasing productivity and efficiencies while improving user experience continue to top the list of priorities for businesses and users, ExteNet’s distributed networks play an important role in enabling advanced connectivity,” said Rich Coyle, EVP and COO at ExteNet Systems. “Our optical network becomes a key enabler and ExteNet continues to make pragmatic investment in upgrading the underlying network. Ensuring a migratory path to 400G, 800G and beyond is important for us as user demands continue to increase exponentially and we are glad to provide high-bandwidth and low-latency connectivity to our customers today.”

“We are proud to partner with ExteNet as the company continues to expand its industry-leading infrastructure and services addressing outdoor and in-building wireless, fiber and other advanced connectivity needs of its customers,” added Mike Jonas, President of Global Customer Operations for LightRiver. “Our reliable and resilient transport networking solutions help support ExteNet in its mission to provide best-in-class connectivity solutions and design fiber for the high-capacity network needed to drive future technologies.”

“As network traffic continues to grow rapidly, a scalable and flexible packet core becomes imperative to address connectivity needs of our customers,” commented Jeff Robator, VP of Operations at ExteNet Systems. “A requirement to enhance our network effectively was the availability of a network automation solution that LightRiver provided. As a result, we now have a hardened metro core optimized to scale effectively beyond 200G on a common network infrastructure.”

For more information, visit https://extenetsystems.com/ and https://www.lightriver.com/.