Coriant and Agile Networks Partner to Increase Speed and Reliability of Carrier Transport and Last-Mile Network Across Ohio

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Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series Enables Rapid Roll Out of “The Agile Network” to Support Public Safety and Economic Growth

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"We have a long-standing relationship with the Coriant team and consider them one of our most trusted partners," said Kyle Quillen, Chief Technology Officer, Agile Networks.

Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport solutions, today announced that it has been selected to develop a carrier transport and last-mile network for Agile Networks, a telecommunications company headquartered in Canton, Ohio. Agile Networks is deploying the Coriant™ 8600 Smart Router Series and the Coriant™ 8000 Intelligent Network Manager (INM), which will serve as the foundation for “The Agile Network” – a scalable and robust network that provides fiber-grade wireless data services to metro and rural markets across the state of Ohio.

"The Agile Network" is engineered to fulfill the stringent safety specifications required by U.S. national public safety standards, as well as local and statewide constituencies. The network supports vital communications for emergency first responders, makes fiber grade service and carrier-class reliability available to more than three million locations in Ohio’s metro and rural markets, and also enables economic growth in regions serving previously deprived markets.

"We have a long-standing relationship with the Coriant team and consider them one of our most trusted partners," said Kyle Quillen, Chief Technology Officer, Agile Networks. “The safety and well-being of our residents is our priority, and that requires a network that is reliable, scalable and able to support our high-performance standards. Coriant’s 8600 Smart Router Series meets those criteria and is at the core of our daily operations because we know that we can count on Coriant to deliver when it matters most.”

"The Agile Network" is powered by the Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series, a state-of-the-art edge routing solution that addresses the needs of fixed and mobile operators around the world who face skyrocketing demand for broadband services. The Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series boosts network performance, reins in costs, and enables delivery of advanced fixed and mobile services. With carrier-class reliability, advanced network management, and built-in synchronization features across the portfolio, the Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series enables high-quality, on-demand fixed and mobile Internet and video services.

“We have worked closely with Agile Networks to best serve the needs of their public safety, government and enterprise customers,” said Joe Shilgalis, Senior Vice President of North America Sales, Coriant. "Our 8600 Smart Router Series provides Agile Networks with a new level of optical layer efficiency, scalability and automation that enables them to deliver enhanced service value to their end-user customers across Ohio."

The Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series is designed for mobile backhaul, fixed and mobile convergence, and cloud computing networking. It provides an extensive Ethernet and IP/MPLS feature set and is LTE-ready. The Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series includes the Coriant™ 8611 Smart Router, a fully redundant, scalable network element for IP/Ethernet access aggregation and the Coriant™ 8602 Smart Router, a compact, power-efficient router ideal for dense, remote and outdoor access network deployments. All Coriant 8600 Smart Routers are managed by the Coriant 8000 INM, an end-to-end network management solution that minimizes operational and maintenance costs.

About Coriant
Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is an industry-leading supplier of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions. We serve over 500 customers globally, including 90% of the world’s top 50 service providers. Our packet optical, edge router and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions enable mobile and fixed line operators to reduce network complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of high-bandwidth services and applications. Coriant was formed from the distinguished technology heritage and proven networking expertise of Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. The company operates worldwide in more than 48 countries, with R&D centers in Asia, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Canada, and the United States, as well as a state-of-the-art production center in Berlin, Germany. Learn more at http://www.coriant.com.

About Agile Networks
Agile Networks is a telecommunications services company headquartered in Canton, Ohio. They are committed to economic development through innovations in technology and telecommunications service. To learn more about Agile Networks, visit: http://www.agilenetworks.com.

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