Coriant, a developer of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, has been awarded this year’s Celtic-Plus Innovation Award for its contributions to the Safe and Secure European Routing (SASER) project.
The Innovation Award, presented at the Celtic-Plus event, held in Barcelona, recognizes the impact and commercial success of the project. Coriant was recognized for demonstrated achievements and its successful role as head of workgroup 3 “Safe and Secure Networks by Reliable Transport Technology” in the SASER-SIEGFRIED sub-project.
The goal of the SASER research program was to provide the scientific, technical, and technological concepts and solutions for secure, reliable, and scalable transport networks at sustainable costs and energy.
Orange optical transport network
This Celtic-Plus Innovation Award follows collaboration between Coriant and Orange and the successful demonstration of record-setting multi-terabit transmission across a 762 kilometer link in the Orange optical transport network, a field trial conducted in cooperation with the Celtic-Plus SASER project.
“Celtic-Plus has been an important force in the European industry by stimulating innovation and tackling tough network challenges, including demand for greater efficiencies at the transport layer,” said Uwe Fischer, Executive VP R&D/PLM, and CTO at Coriant.
“We were pleased to support the Celtic-Plus SASER project and to collaborate with industry leaders like Orange to help advance the state of transport network architectures and technologies.”
Coriant has contributed 55 technical publications as part of its leadership role in the Celtic-Plus SASER project, and the knowledge garnered and technology achievements demonstrated through the course of the project have been incorporated into many of its solutions, including CloudWave Optics, the Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform, and hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform.
The work of Coriant within the project was partially funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (German Federal Ministry for Education and Research).