Copel Telecom Taps Coriant for 200G Fibre Optic Backbone Boost

Created August 7, 2018
Adir Hannouche, CEO Copel TelecomNews and Business

Brazillian regional power and telecoms utility Copel has deployed 200G optical transmission technology from Coriant to scale its fibre optic backbone network in the State of Paraná. Powered by Coriant CloudWave Optics, the ultra-high speed solution enables Copel Telecom to cost-efficiently meet the growing bandwidth demands of its end-user customers while enhancing the high-quality, low latency performance of end-to-end service connectivity.

The Copel Telecom fibre optic network provides the foundation for an expanding subscriber base of residential high-speed internet services covering more than 81 cities as well as carrier-class corporate services offered in all 399 municipalities in Paraná. Built on the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform, the DWDM infrastructure supports 100G+ performance in even the most challenging fibre conditions. With the recent upgrade, Copel Telecom says it  has increased line-side transmission speeds on its hiT 7300-based long haul backbone network to 200G per wavelength. In addition to increasing reach and spectral efficiency, the programmable interface solution enables Copel Telecom to reduce power, footprint and cost as the network scales.

“We continue to differentiate our services by helping customers take advantage of the digital revolution with fast, stable, and affordable connections,” said Adir Hannouche, CEO, Copel Telecom. “Our long-standing technology collaboration with Coriant has enabled us to keep pace with the capacity demands of end-user applications, and we are proud to announce that our network today is one of the first in Brazil to support 200G transmission.”

The Coriant solution for Copel Telecom includes enhancements to the Coriant Transcend Chorus transport network management system, which supports simplified end-to-end service provisioning and advanced network control through software-defined programmability and automation.

“The tremendous success that Copel Telecom has demonstrated with its residential GPON deployments has been one of the main drivers for increased capacity demand in the backbone network,” said Lucas Vanagas, managing director for South America, Coriant. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Copel Telecom by providing the technology innovation, network design and professional services support that allows them to deliver an ultra-fast, always-on internet experience while reducing operations costs.”

Coriant CloudWave Optics combines advanced digital signal processing, photonic integration, and embedded software to enable flexi-rate coherent interface support including QPSK (100G), 8QAM (150G), and 16QAM (200G), with the latest generation of CloudWave Optics supporting higher baud rates and additional modulation formats, paving the way to transmission speeds of 400G per wavelength. oriant won a similar contract to supply its CloudWave Optics to Australian operator NBN in June 2017.

For more information, visit www.coriant.com

 

Peter Dykes

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems.