Ciena BizConnectLightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in Factory Built NetworkTM design and commissioning, is continuing its successful partnership with Ciena®, today announcing that it has received the company’s BizConnect Services Re-Accreditation Process and is accredited to continue to perform implementation on Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform through December 2016.

The Services Accreditation Program (SAP) allows LightRiver the opportunity to capitalize on its in-house optical service expertise, and enables installation, turn-up and test of the Ciena 6500 product. LightRiver also gains preferred access to Ciena resources, along with full sales, design and services capability. In order to be accredited to implement Ciena equipment, LightRiver sent its team of certified engineers to Ciena training center for one week of intense, hands-on instruction.

client-logo-lightriver“LightRiver has enjoyed SAP Certification for Deployment since 2013 and we are proud to partner with Ciena to offer the 6500 platform,” says Mike Jonas, President of Global Sales and Marketing for LightRiver. “We boast market intelligence, deep customer knowledge and technical aptitude from our years of experience providing Ciena solutions to our customers. This allows LightRiver to be a single point of contact for end-users, and gives us the ability to ensure quality service using in-house resources, supported by Ciena processes. We look forward to a continued relationship with Ciena for years to come.”

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