Nokia, GlobalConnect, demo 600G with PSE-V

Created January 27, 2022
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Nokia says it has successfully completed a network trial with GlobalConnect using the Nokia PSE-V fifth generation super coherent optics (PSE-Vs). The trial demonstrated 600G transmission over a live long-haul network link of GlobalConnect Group’s GO-COLOR network. This trial validates GlobalConnect’s ability to increase its optical network capacity in support of high-capacity data center interconnect services across the Nordics.

In the trial, Nokia demonstrated error-free performance over a 781km ring 11 fibre spans and through six ROADMs nodes with Colorless Directionless Connectionless and Flexgrid technology (CDC-F). By operating over spectrally efficient 100GHz WDM channels, GlobalConnect will be able to scale total network capacity 28,8T over the C+ band.

Anders Kuhn-Saaby, CTO, GlobalConnect Group, said, “This trial validates GlobalConnect’s commitment to offering scalable and flexible high-bandwidth services across our Nordic backbone network. We are pleased to validate Nokia’s latest generation of PSE-V super coherent optics as an important enabler of these continuous network upgrades, seamlessly operating over our live network with existing coherent channels.”

James Watt, Head of Optical Networks Division, Nokia, said, “We are delighted to work with GlobalConnect to support continued capacity evolution of its core networks. With the introduction of the PSE-Vs super coherent capabilities across our entire 1830 portfolio, Nokia enables spectrally-efficient network capacity upgrades over real-world long-haul networks.”

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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.