Deutsche Telekom carrier business improves performance with Ciena

Created October 26, 2018
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Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom, has deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution to strengthen bandwidth services and reach longer distances across its network.

The optimised network helps brings the next generation of the organisation’s Lambda Connect services to market. Optical innovation, expansion of network capacity and deployment agility is enabling highly differentiated services for customers, and provides the flexibility, security and cost-efficiency customers need, said DT.

Bertold Frech, head of carrier enterprise services, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, said: “Technology changes very fast with new trends and services emerging constantly in the digital era. Most of these trends have the need for high capacity and high performance connectivity. As we are upgrading our network we are providing the agility and flexibility to support the new high-powered applications that are disrupting the market.”

He said customers will now benefit from a more adaptive network with larger bandwidth and lower latency through point-of-presence consolidation and signal regeneration elimination. This will be done through using Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic Ai, a programmable coherent modem that can scale to 400Gbps per wavelength.

It enables DT to reach longer distances, deliver end-to-end optical services and achieve finer connectivity granularity for carriers and internet content providers throughout Europe. Ciena is also migrating Deutsche Telekom’s network to an optimised, flexible grid network that offers more agility and programmability.

Jason Phipps, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, Ciena, said: “We are collaborating with service providers to ensure they are better positioned to adapt and accommodate varying connectivity requirements for high-bandwidth applications.”

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation