C&W Networks selects Coriant universal transport platform to optimise Pan-Caribbean backbone

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C&W Networks has deployed the Coriant mTera universal transport platform in its Pan-Caribbean network in order to optimise the network backbone for current and future high-speed service demands and simplify multi-service bandwidth management.

The C&W Networks subsea network optimisation project will be implemented in multiple phases, with initial deployment at core sites in Colombia, Curaçao, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the U.S.

First phase deployment includes support for protected 100Gb/s services, Ethernet aggregation and legacy SDH migration applications. To simplify capacity provisioning and efficiently manage service bandwidth, C&W Networks is using the Coriant Transcend Chorus Transport Network Management System (TNMS), a single robust management platform that helps service providers control OpEx and CapEx with centralized end-to-end network control, automated provisioning features, multiple service protection schemes and advanced planning capabilities. The Coriant mTera solution enables C&W Networks to aggregate and groom diverse traffic types on a compact, scalable, and converged platform.

Paul Scott, president, C&W Networks commented: ‘Adding new 100Gb/s port services, reducing network complexity and streamlining service delivery are key drivers behind our network-wide optimisation initiative. When it comes to multiservice bandwidth management, the Coriant mTera solution is helping us differentiate and innovate our broadband and IP capacity services, ensuring the continued excellence of both customer service experience and infrastructure across the Caribbean and Latin America region.’

Added Uwe Fischer, executive vice president, R&D and PLM, and CTO at Coriant: ‘Our mTera solution offers operators like C&W Networks a pragmatic approach to service migration by providing completely protocol agnostic transport and switching capabilities in a single platform. The result is a highly efficient and scalable bandwidth management infrastructure with the ability to dynamically adapt to rapidly changing traffic demands.’

Coriant has also been busy recently, putting its Groove disaggregated platform to use, with deployments in Latin America (see Latin America gets into the Groove with InterNexa and Coriant) and Spain (see (see Coriant Groove chosen as foundation for Spanish high-speed optical backbone network).

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