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Telefónica and Coriant Complete Disaggregated 100G, 150G, and 200G Trial in Germany

2017-05-11    Cfol

MUNICH, Germany, 10 May 2017 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today announced successful completion of a network trial featuring disaggregated 100G, 150G, and 200G transmission over live fiber optic links in Telefónica Germany’s existing 10G DWDM dispersion compensated network. Conducted earlier this year using the industry-leading Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform, the trial demonstrated the ability to cost-efficiently maximize deployed optical infrastructure using best-in-class disaggregated optical transmission and open networking capabilities.


“The challenge of managing ever-increasing demand for network capacity without incurring escalating operating expenses requires innovative approaches to high-speed optical transmission,” said Michael Haeberle, Director of Transport & Fixed Access, Telefónica Germany. “We were very pleased with the performance of the Groove muxponder solution throughout the multiple test cases performed as part of this trial. Groove’s compact 1RU form factor, power efficiency, and ease-of-use were particularly valuable in helping us successfully achieve our trial objectives.”


The alien wavelength trial was implemented across three different live links in Telefónica’s existing 10G DWDM transmission network, spanning distances of 1,070km, 630km, and 290km and connecting major network sites including Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. While interoperating with Telefónica’s existing 10G optical line system, the Coriant Groove solution successfully demonstrated disaggregated 100G transport across all three links, 150G across the 630km and 290km links, and 200G across the 290km link. 


In mid-year 2017, Telefónica Germany and Coriant will conduct additional alien wavelength testing with the disaggregated Coriant Groove™ G30 muxponder solution across Telefónica’s 100G national backbone network. 

“We look forward to further collaborating with Telefónica Germany as they enhance the capabilities of their optical transport infrastructure to deliver a best-in-class broadband experience,” said Joerg Jannsen, Telefónica Germany Executive Account Manager, Coriant.