800G network launched in Vienna

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Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, the international wholesale unit of Deutsche Telekom, has turned up its European 800G network, connecting its data centres in Vienna. 

800Gb/s transmission was successfully implemented between data centres in Austria and validated for stability and error rates in a live environment.The technology is designed to satisfy demand for higher speeds and efficiency, which are especially important for applications such as IoT, cloud computing and video. As part of this the company selected Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) to satisfy surging traffic requirements. 

The technology innovation, which is based on higher spectrum efficiency, will allow Deutsche Telekom to transport eight 100G of data traffic in less than 100Ghz of spectrum. It is optimised for high-capacity 100GE and 400GE customer interface connectivity. 

The carrier intends to implement Ciena’s WL5e with its 6500 and Waveserver 5 platforms, managed by Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP)  domain controller.

Rolf Nafziger, senior vice president at Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier said: ‘It will help us achieve a significant industry milestone by delivering the first 800G network in Europe. With it, we will increase network capacity and efficiency, and create a more adaptive network that can meet our customer’s needs now and into the future.’

Jamie Jefferies, vice president and general manager, EMEA, Ciena added: ‘The telecoms sector in EMEA is among the most competitive in the world, so it is essential that telcos continually offer newer, faster and more reliable services to stand out from their competitors. We have many shared values with Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier and have enjoyed working with them to deploy innovations across their pan-European network, and we are especially proud to work with them on this first 800G deployment for Europe.’

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