HOPUS deploys Coriant open optical transport to link Paris and Amsterdam

Created May 24, 2018
Coriant Groove G30 boosts performance of HOPUS’ IP Backbone Network; enables rapid provisioning of 100G interconnect capacity.Applications and Research

Coriant Groove G30 boosts performance of HOPUS’ IP Backbone Network; enables rapid provisioning of 100G interconnect capacity.

Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale internet operators, has announced that HOPUS, a Marseille-based provider of IP connectivity services, has selected Coriant for a long-term partnership that will enable the company to evolve its resilient, high-capacity transport infrastructure.

HOPUS has deployed the Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to scale network capacity and accelerate provisioning of high-speed transit services. The new regional network deployment will support 100G DWDM transport between the Paris and Amsterdam metropolitan markets and enable efficient delivery of end-to-end internet exchange and IP services.

HOPUS says it selected the Coriant Groove G30 solution for its “ultra-high density, industry-leading low power consumption, and proven ease of deployment and operation”. Designed as an open and disaggregated solution, the G30 will enable HOPUS to meet the growing IP traffic demands and dynamic applications of its domestic and international service provider, content provider, and internet access customers.

“With the unabated explosion of high-bandwidth end-user applications, not only is demand for capacity growing, but so is our customers’ need for faster response times,” said Philippe Duguet, CEO at HOPUS. “We needed an optical transport solution that could meet our stringent performance requirements for efficiency, scalability, and resiliency, while offering operational simplicity and flexibility to facilitate fast and easy service deployment. The Coriant Groove G30 proved the ideal solution.”

The G30 Network Disaggregation Platform is a 1RU modular open transport solution designed to deliver programmable, high speed, and secure bandwidth optimized for the growing capacity demands of mobile, video, IoT, and cloud applications. The Groove G30 can be equipped as a muxponder terminal solution and as an Open Line System optical layer solution. Open APIs ensure rapid introduction and easy integration within any network operating environment.

“HOPUS is recognized for operating a high-performance IP network proven to deliver the highest level of service performance and reliability,” said Ronald Van der Kraan, Managing Director, Europe, Coriant. “We’re proud to be their technology partner and look forward to helping them evolve their network and support a best-in-class customer experience with our open, disaggregated, and software-driven solutions.”


This article was written
by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.