Míla expands capacity with Ciena’s IP, optical tech

Created June 16, 2023
News and Business

Míla, the largest telecom infrastructure company in Iceland, has worked with Ciena to increase the country’s bandwidth capacity and 5G capabilities to address surging country-wide and international network traffic. Míla provides fibre access, mobile xHaul, and Layer 2/3 VPN services to wholesale, commercial, and residential customers in Iceland. Míla  is using Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, WaveLogic Ai coherent technology, 5164 Router, Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, and Ciena Services.

“Our digital lifestyles are fuelling an unprecedented need for more bandwidth, and networks must be up to the challenge,” said Daði Sigurðarson, CTO at Míla. “Working together with Ciena, we were able to grow and future-proof our in-country and international bandwidth capacity in support of fibre and 5G network buildups throughout Iceland. This helps ensure our customers have the speed and performance they need for business and consumer applications. According to the FTTH Council Europe, home connections in Iceland are 1Gbps, and Iceland is ranked number one in fibre penetration rate in Europe, at 76.8%.” Sigurðarson.

“Míla places great importance on the continuous development of its telecommunications infrastructure, and this deployment of Ciena’s innovative optical and IP technology demonstrates its commitment to providing a great customer experience on a high-performing network—whether domestically or internationally as an important hub for subsea cable connections,” said Virginie Hollebecque, vice president, EMEA at Ciena.

For more information, visit www.ciena.com

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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.