BICS gets in the Groove

Created April 10, 2017
Applications and Research

Global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services BICS is deploying the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform in its pan-European network. The Coriant solution is designed to enable BICS to cost-efficiently meet the growing demand for high-capacity, low latency connectivity in major European metropolitan area markets, including London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Marseille.

BICS is using the Groove transmission solution to support the delivery of metro-based point-to-point services, including 10G, coherent 100G, and OTU4 services. Initial deployment of the Coriant systems began in Marseille in March, and is now carrying live traffic. Additional deployments are planned for Brussels, Frankfurt, London, and other major European metropolitan area markets in the coming months.

The stackable Groove G30 Platform supports 3.2 Terabits of capacity throughput in a pluggable 1RU form factor, enabling service providers and cloud and data centre operators to build their own scalable and secure transmission and optical line solutions, with functions enabled through open APIs. The platform supports programmable DWDM line interfacing to optimise the bandwidth and performance of high-capacity transmission from 100G to 400G in metro, regional, or long-haul transport and/or DCI applications.

“Metro markets are at the heart of surging demand for reliable, high-capacity services as high-bandwidth applications continue to transform the end-user communications landscape,” observes Xavier Gondry, Head of International Network Planning & Deployment, BICS.

John Williamson


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John Williamson is a freelance telecommunications, IT and military communications journalist. He has also written for national and international media, and been a telecoms advisor to the World Bank.