Delta Fiber selects optical transport network partner

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Netherlands provider Delta Fiber has chosen Nokia to help to provide a new optical transport network, based on 400G wavelengths.

The network will be designed to handle Delta’s increased traffic and further expansion of its FTTH rollout in The Netherlands, for which it recently secured €2bn in funding. With the high-capacity network, Delta aims to offer enhanced service quality and speeds, while the 400Gb/s speeds and higher wavelengths should simplify the network, increasing operational and cost efficiency.

Delta will use the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch platforms, powered by the company’s Photonic Service Engine technology. This will support the  deployment of a new dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network, incorporating Nokia’s family of reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers to enable optimised core and metro applications for the region. The core network build is currently underway to support 19 sites and will be followed by the deployment of metro sites, covering approximately 75 locations.

John Wittekamp, CTO at Delta Fiber, said: ‘With almost a doubling of traffic each year, we have put in place an aggressive goal to roll out FTTH over the next decade. The new network will address the requirements of exponential traffic growth without compromising reliability and resiliency of the network.’

Rafael de Fermin, senior vice president Europe, IP/Optics, at Nokia, added: ‘We’re excited to expand our optical relationship with Delta Fiber and increase Nokia’s footprint overall as its multi-domain supplier. The new optical transport network is key to ensuring a high-performance experience for Delta Fiber’s customers through its new access networks.’

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