March 08, 2011 09:00 ET

Cyan Joins Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community

Online Community Drives Optical Networking Growth and Expansion in North America

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Cyan today announces that it has joined Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community (DFC), an online directory that mirrors the fiber ecosystem with participants ranging from fiber technology and equipment manufacturers to infrastructure providers and service vendors. Allied Fiber, a carrier-neutral provider of dark fiber with a national footprint, created the DFC in response to rising demand for its products and services from network operators and companies seeking to build new and extend existing dark fiber networks.

"High demand for bandwidth services is forcing rapid innovation in fiber networking," states Eric Clelland, Vice President North American Sales of Cyan. "Allied Fiber has created a valuable resource for the community that makes it easy to do business and to stay active and visible as a key participant in the fiber networking industry. Cyan shares in the Community's belief that dark fiber is a valuable asset to meet the needs of high-bandwidth services for data centers, service providers and large enterprises."

"Cyan's deep experience in delivering powerful, packet-optical transport solutions will be a tremendous asset to the Dark Fiber Community," continues Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber. "We look forward to Cyan's participation in the Community. We are also honored to see the DFC further expand to become an online resource that is helping the entire communications ecosystem deliver high-performance broadband networks across the country."

The Cyan Z-Series™ of packet-optical transport platforms support the ability to groom multiple sub-rate services into full 10 GbE or OC-192 services to make efficient use of dark fiber facilities for low-latency transport. In addition, the Z-Series supports the ability to modularly expand capacity with support for four, eight or 40 10G DWDM wavelengths to provide dramatic increases in per fiber scalability. These capabilities, combined with Cyan's revolutionary multi-layer planning, management, and verification software systems, give service providers and data centers greater control of dark fiber networks, with operational simplicity.

About Cyan

Cyan is an industry-leading, global provider of packet-optical transport solutions. When combined with its advanced multi-layer network planning, management, and verification systems, Cyan's packet-optical transport solutions enable service providers throughout North America and Europe to scale, extend and simplify conventional and packet-based networks for more profitable service offerings. Headquartered in Petaluma, California, the Cyan team is comprised of industry veterans with a track record of successful innovation in communications networks around the world. For additional information, please visit or follow Cyan on Twitter at

About Allied Fiber

Allied Fiber was created to address America's need to eliminate obstacles for broadband access, wireless backhaul and lower latency through new, next generation long-haul dark fiber and an open access philosophy. The Allied Fiber team is comprised of experts in the fields of communications, network construction and finance. They are dedicated to building and providing access to an abundant supply of dark fiber in areas where it is most needed. The first phase of new duct and fiber construction will be between New York, NY, Ashburn, VA and Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit

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