TDC NET taps Ciena for sustainable 800G upgrade

Created June 21, 2024
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Danish digital infrastructure provider TDC NET is to deploy Ciena’s converged packet optical solutions to upgrade its metro and long-haul networks with 800G technology. The network upgrades will enable TDC NET to sustainably launch new, advanced services that support its net-zero emissions goal by reducing power consumption compared to its existing DWDM platform.

TDC NET will deploy a OTN network based on Ciena’s 6500 family of Packet Optical platforms, powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme programmable 800G technology and WaveLogic 5 Nano 100G-400G coherent pluggable transceivers. Ciena’s portfolio of solutions will help TDC NET scale its network to meet future needs with a technology roadmap that can support higher capacity requirements over the long-term.

“By upgrading our network with Ciena we can offer our customers a full suite of modern digital services both nationally and internationally,” said Robert Dogonowski, chief commercial officer of TDC NET. “We wanted a vendor that could support our network transformation without disrupting service and allow us to remain in control of the customer experience. The Ciena team has been collaborative throughout the process, and we are excited by what Ciena’s technology can do for our network.”

Anders Grand, senior director and general manager, Ciena, added: “Leading service providers like TDC NET know the importance of being able to sustainably scale their networks. With Ciena’s WaveLogic technology, TDC NET can offer 800 Gbps connectivity to its customers while also providing important savings in power usage to reach its climate targets.”

TDC NET will utilise a range of Ciena products and services to upgrade its network, including Ciena’s 6500 family of platforms and O-NIDs that enable sustainable OTN network; WaveLogic 5; WaveLogic 5 Nano coherent pluggables; Coherent ELS edge-optimised open line system (OLS); and Navigator Network Control Suite.

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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.