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Press Release -- November 11th, 2014
Source: Cyan

KVH Upgrades Backhaul Network with Cyan 100G Technology

Cyan Z-Series Packet-Optical Transport and Blue Planet SDN Platforms help backhaul traffic from cable landing stations (CLS) to KVH’s metro data centers

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), a leading provider of SDN, NFV, and packet-optical solutions for network operators, today announced that KVH, Asia’s leading information delivery platform headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has selected Cyan to upgrade its backhaul network with Cyan’s ROADM and 100Gbps technology.

“Cloud services, content delivery, wholesales services and more are driving big bandwidth growth and new service offerings across the APAC region. KVH is ensuring we can capitalize on this trend by expanding our backhaul network beyond 10 Tbps for 100G services with Cyan. Ultimately, this will help us differentiate ourselves in the market and become the leading solution for dedicated connectivity in Japan’s main metropolitan areas,” said Gint Atkinson, vice president of network strategy and architecture, KVH.

With the evolution of sub-sea capacity moving to 100G and beyond, there is strong demand for high-speed Nx100G connectivity from the major submarine landing stations in Japan, Chikura and Toyohashi, to central Tokyo and Osaka. KVH’s new backhaul service targets global service providers, Internet content providers, and carriers with network capacity requirements to connect their sub-sea capacity to these key metropolitan cities.

These two cable landing stations connect to KVH’s Points of Presence for the KVH DCNet service. This allows customers to expand their network capacity from these two cable landing stations to 60 plus data centers and more than 120 points of presence in the greater metropolitan areas of Tokyo and Osaka. Launched in June 2014, DCNet is a data center network service that connects more than 100 industry leading data centers in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States.

Cyan’s Z-Series Packet-Optical Transport Platform and Blue Planet SDN software are enabling KVH’s new high-capacity backhaul network. The Z-Series delivers KVH integrated support for 100G coherent optical transponding and muxponding, scale up to 96-channels, and multi-degree ROADM for transporting up to 10 Tbps on a single fiber. Blue Planet, together with the Z-Series, delivers multi-layer capacity scalability, multi-vendor software control, service automation and orchestration for KVH’s backhaul service.

“Cyan is helping KVH transform their backhaul network by enabling 100G capacity between landing stations and data centers,” said Mike Hatfield, president, Cyan. “Not only are we delivering greater optical performance and capacity, but Blue Planet’s increased software-based visibility, control, and flexibility will help KVH better serve the needs of customers and remain nimble in a highly competitive market.”

About Cyan

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) enables network transformation. The company’s software-defined network (SDN) solutions deliver orchestration, agility, and scale to networks, that until now, have been static and hardware driven. Serving carriers, enterprises, governments, and data centers globally, Cyan’s open platforms provide multi-vendor, multi-layer control and visibility to network operators, making service delivery more efficient and profitable. Cyan solutions include the award-winning Blue PlanetSDN software and Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms. For more information, please  or follow Cyan on Twitter at

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