Biznet to Accelerate Connectivity Across Indonesia with Ciena

Ciena’s 6500 to support Biznet’s business expansion across Java, Bali, Sumatra, Batam  and Bangka Islands.

Biznet, an integrated digital infrastructure company  in Indonesia, has selected Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) 6500 Packet Optical Platform powered by  WaveLogic coherent optics to help boost the network capacity, coverage and adaptability of the New  Biznet Fiber. With Ciena’s technology, Biznet can expand its network to more than 180 cities across  the country and meet the growing needs of a digital Indonesia.  

“As Indonesia recovers from the pandemic, digital activity patterns are once again going to change. We  will have a mix of network needs as some people return to the office, while others adopt a hybrid work  model. With Ciena’s 6500, we will be able to deliver high-capacity networking that maximizes the  bandwidth efficiency, capacity and flexibility of the overall network, helping us meet evolving customer  needs,” said Adi Kusma, President Director, Biznet. 

To be deployed by Ciena partner, Terrabit Networks, Ciena’s 6500 integrates optical transport  networking and flexible advanced photonics capabilities across multiple chassis form factors, providing  Biznet with a programmable infrastructure that can dynamically scale and adjust to changing network  requirements. Additionally, the 6500’s high-density 10G and 100G transponders enable multi-protocol,  low-latency and wire-speed encryption capabilities to maximize Biznet’s service and enable the internet  service provider to explore new business segments. 

“Since 2014, Terrabit Networks has deployed and supported Biznet’s optical transport network  (Jakarta-Bangka-Batam-Singapore) together with Ciena – with a maximum capacity of 1.6 Tbps  connecting over 1000km of fiber; and the 2Tbps capacity Java Backbone connecting over 3000km of  fiber, the upcoming 1.2Tbps capacity expansion into Sumatra and Java island, with over 1000km of connected fiber. This partnership has, and will continue to enable the growth of Biznet’s fiber network  to newer levels of capacity and reach,” said Lawrence Toh, Group Managing Director, Terrabit  Networks Pte Ltd. 

“For close to 22 years, Biznet has played an integral role in the evolution of the internet in Indonesia,  Southeast Asia’s largest economy. With the 6500, we are supporting Biznet in its mission to provide  fast and stable internet services to support digital activities – anywhere, anytime – in Indonesia, even  as connectivity consumption habits continue to change,” said Dion Leung, Regional Managing Director,  Ciena ASEAN.