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Press Release -- April 13th, 2015
Source: Cyan, indatel

INDATEL Selects Cyan for 100G Upgrade

First 100G deployment by nationwide group of wholesale carriers delivers improved aggregation and scale to enable more efficient service delivery

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), a leading provider of SDN, NFV, and packet-optical solutions for network operators, and INDATEL, a group of wholesale carriers dedicated to providing best-in-class, cost-effective transport connectivity throughout rural and metro America, announced today that INDATEL has selected Cyan’s Z-Series packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP) and Blue Planet SDN software for its first-ever 100G deployment. The upgrade to 100G connectivity improves aggregation and scale for the INDATEL carrier members to enable more efficient and cost-effective service delivery.

“Our members operate high-capacity networks that require reliable and high-bandwidth transport connectivity,” said Max Huffman, COO, INDATEL. “Cyan’s scalable 100G solution, including the Z-Series and the Blue Planet SDN platform, allow us to aggregate their traffic more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively for network applications. The increased transport capacity enables us to better deliver services across the Rural Ethernet eXchange (REX) and supports our goal to provide a seamless network throughout rural and metro communities across America.”

Cyan’s Z-Series P-OTP family, coupled with the Blue Planet SDN platform for multi-layer network management and A-to-Z service provisioning, is the leading solution for network operators upgrading and evolving their metro and regional networks to 100G. The Z-Series set the new industry benchmark for 100G packet-optical convergence, density and flexibility, providing a carrier-grade solution that integrates 100GbE packet switching and transport, 100G coherent OTN transponding and muxponding, and 96-channel, multi-degree ROADM capable of transporting up to 10 Tbps on a single fiber. With Cyan’s scalable 100G solution, carriers, service providers and data center operators are able to satisfy all requirements for interconnecting high-capacity packet and optical networks while aggregating and transporting wavelength and Ethernet services with optimal efficiency.

Efficiency and scalability are critical for INDATEL members, who support the REX network that delivers Ethernet Connectivity over 80,000 route miles of fiber deployed across the U.S. Leveraging Cyan’s 100G solution, INDATEL is now able to provide even more reliable bandwidth solutions for their members’ carrier and enterprise customers in rural and urban markets.

“As a charter member of INDATEL’s supplier affiliate program, as well as a solution supplier to many of the individual carrier members, we are proud to have been selected for INDATEL’s first-ever 100G deployment,” said Mike Hatfield, president, Cyan. “We look forward to continuing this valuable partnership and supporting INDATEL’s goal to deliver much-needed connectivity to rural and metro communities across the country.”

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 Planet SDN software and N-Series hyperscale and Z-Series packet-optical hardware platforms. For more information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at


INDATEL is a team of wholesale carriers dedicated to providing best-in-class, cost effective transport connectivity via fiber optic network routes in rural and metropolitan areas. Between our members, who are primarily made up of independent rural telecom service providers, we are able to deliver reliable bandwidth solutions in rural and urban markets. INDATEL, and its members, are uniquely positioned to provide telecommunication connectivity to many places other providers cannot. To learn more about INDATEL, please visit


Joe Cumello, CMO, +1 410-227-7487
Max Huffman, COO, + 1 816-888-8302
Merritt Group for Cyan
Melissa Chadwick, +1 571-382-8513

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