Energie AG taps Nokia for optical transport network

Created September 5, 2022
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Nokia today announced that it has been selected by Austrian utility and infrastructure company, Energie AG Oberösterreich, to build an optical transport network across 18 sites in Upper Austria. Energie AG will use the network to backhaul traffic from FTTH nodes in regional sites to two central sites. Deployment is already underway.

Nokia’s portfolio of optical networking hardware and software will be used for the upgrade, including the Nokia 1830 PSS (Photonic Service Switch) platform, powered by its Photonic Service Engine (PSE) coherent technology, and the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) software automation suite.

Patrick Langelaan, vice president Nokia Enterprise CBT Europe South, said, “It has become very clear over the past two years that the scaling of fibre-based connectivity virtually everywhere is a key economic factor for any country. Local and regional communications service providers can play an important role in providing this ultra-fast connectivity. We are excited to support Energie AG on its journey to connect Upper Austria with high-speed fibre access.”

Werner Steinecker, CEO Energie AG Oberösterreich, said, “By investing in an optical transport network spanning 7000 km across Upper Austria we hope to vastly improve our customers’ experience with high-speed fibre access. The Nokia fibre optics solution is proven worldwide and technically solid, and will give us the opportunity to grow even further by scaling to our needs as we continue to broaden our customer base.”

Energie AG Oberösterreich is a regional energy supply and infrastructure company. The Group, with its subsidiaries and holdings, is active in the energy sectors, including electricity, natural gas and heat, as well as the waste disposal and water sectors. A subsidiary of Energie AG, Energie AG Telekom GmbH is currently operating a fibre optic network which is spanning more than 7,000 kilometers. Currently, Energie AG’s fibre optic access network creates up to 6.4 Terabits per second of aggregated traffic for the optical transport network to carry. The capacity of the new transport network can be scaled to 10’s of Tbs, providing Energie AG with plenty of room for growing demand and customer base.

For more information, visit www.nokia.com


This article was written
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.