client-logo-lightriverLightRiver Technologies, Inc., a leader in Factory Built Network® design and commissioning, announces today that GVTC Communications, a full-service telecommunications provider, located north of San Antonio, Texas, with more than 2,200 miles of fiber optic cable, has selected LightRiver to perform a significant network upgrade and expansion.

Utilizing its Factory Built Network® approach, supported by the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform from Ciena®, LightRiver has provided a full turnkey solution from consultative engineering and architectural design support to manufacture certified installation of the network. This enables GVTC to leverage best-in-class, feature-rich packet and optical technologies with multilayer end-to-end network management and planning for maximum scale and operational efficiencies.

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 11.41.18 AMCiena’s programmable 6500 Packet-Optical Platform offers unparalleled integrated packet-optical capabilities for customizable packet service delivery from the edge to the core. Coupled with LightRiver’s Factory Built Network® offering, this allowed for the construction and deployment of a high-performing, reliable transport network with speed and cost-efficiency.

“Our expanding footprint is incredibly unique and the first-class engineering services from LightRiver, paired with equipment from Ciena, are ushering in an exciting time at GVTC,” states Josh Pettiette, GVTC Vice President, Product, Business Development, and Strategic Planning. “We built a dynamic network to deliver carrier-class Ethernet solutions, with capacities exceeding 100 Gbps. These services deliver the protection and low-latency our customers demand in order to support synchronous data replication and other latency-sensitive applications.”

“At LightRiver, we take great pride in providing the design, deployment and care of complex, best-of-breed transport networks,” says Mike Jonas, President of Global Sales and Marketing for LightRiver. “We specifically tailored this solution for GVTC, in concert with Ciena, and built and deployed the highest-performing, most reliable transport network quickly and cost-efficiently. GVTC is now able to handle next-gen traffic through its carrier-grade network, managing increased bandwidth loads and providing services to customers that are not found anywhere else in the area.”