Bezeq taps Ribbon for 400G optical backbone

Created December 11, 2021
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Ribbon Communications Inc. is to provide Israeli operator Bezeq, with a flexgrid 400G optical backbone network. Ribbon is upgrading Bezeq’s nation-wide network to flexgrid multi-degree DWDM. The new network leverages Ribbon’s Apollo family of optical transport and switching platforms, which features 400G ZR+ pluggable dynamic coherent optics and delivers dynamic configurability to meet growing and shifting traffic patterns and lower cost per bit.

“Our network needs to handle today’s traffic and anticipate tomorrow’s,” said Meni Baruch, VP Engineering & CTIO at Bezeq. “Ribbon offered us the most comprehensive solution, including Day One readiness for 400 G wavelengths, high scalability and cost efficiencies. We look forward to working together.”

“We’re delighted to be supporting Bezeq with a solution that combines network capability, a smooth transition path to next-generation requirements, and measurable cost efficiencies as they continue to meet the traffic requirements for their consumer, business and wireless customers,” said Mickey Wilf  Ribbon’s General Manager APAC and MEA.

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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. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.