Copel Telecom scales Brazilian backbone network with Coriant

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Brazilian regional service provider, Copel Telecom has deployed 200G optical transmission technology from Coriant to scale its fibre optic backbone network in the State of Paraná.

The network provides the foundation for an expanding subscriber base of residential high-speed internet services covering more than 81 cities, as well as carrier-class corporate services offered in all 399 municipalities in Paraná. It is built upon the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform, with supportive DWDM infrastructure for 100G+ performance.

With the introduction of Coriant CloudWave optics technology, the provider has now increased line-side transmission speeds on its hiT 7300-based long haul backbone network to 200G per wavelength. In addition to increasing reach and spectral efficiency, the programmable interface solution is designed to enable Copel Telecom to reduce power, footprint, and cost as the network scales.

Adir Hannouche, chief executive officer at Copel Telecom commented: ‘We continue to differentiate our services by helping customers take advantage of the digital revolution with fast, stable, and affordable connections. Our long-standing technology collaboration with Coriant has enabled us to keep pace with the capacity demands of end-user applications, and we are proud to announce that our network today is one of the first in Brazil to support 200G transmission.’

Added Lucas Vanagas, Coriant, South America’s managing director: ‘The tremendous success that Copel Telecom has demonstrated with its residential GPON deployments has been one of the main drivers for increased capacity demand in the backbone network.’

Coriant also recently revealed that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Infinera, in a move the company believes will benefit its global customers and partners (see Infinera to accelerate vertical integration with Coriant acquisition).

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