Optical expert Fibre Technologies, a Berkshire-based company, has announced a strategic partnership with Ciena Corporation, the network specialist. Ciena chose Fibre Technologies as a business partner in the region because of its focus and proven deployment expertise in implementing next-generation optical networks for telecommunications companies and enterprises.
Through the agreement, Fibre Technologies is now a designated Solutions Provider Partner within Ciena’s BizConnect global partner programme, extending its capabilities to help customers in the UK adapt and scale their networks via Ciena’s portfolio of innovative platforms, software and services.
Ciena has a strong reputation and presence with Tier One carriers worldwide, and is now seeking to increase business and channel activity amongst Tier Two and Tier Three carriers and enterprises. “We see Fibre Technologies as a key partner in helping us expand our UK business,” explains Ian Clarke, regional sales director at Ciena. “It’s clear that Fibre Technologies understands the issues, challenges and benefits of optical networks and has a high profile within the UK marketplace. Our partnership will be instrumental in growing Ciena’s market share in key industries within the region over the next few years.”
Fibre Technologies managing director Ian Hunt comments: “Having a recognised industry player such as Ciena choose to partner with Fibre Technologies is a major endorsement of our business ethos and is key to the next phase of Fibre Technologies’ growth as a business.
“Our fundamental understanding and track record in optical makes us the perfect partner for a company like Ciena. Our customers are looking at ways to improve the capacity and performance of their networks and protect their existing infrastructure investments. Having Ciena’s solutions in our toolkit will add value to our existing customers and help us attract more large enterprise business.”