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Energie AG invests in optical transport network

Austrian utility and infrastructure company, Energie AG Oberösterreich is to build an optical transport network across 18 sites in Upper Austria. The firm will use the network to backhaul traffic from FTTH nodes in regional sites to two central sites. Deployment is already underway. 

A subsidiary of Energie AG, Energie AG Telekom currently operates a fibre optic network spanning more than 7,000km that creates up to 6.4Tb/s of aggregated traffic. The capacity of the new transport network can be scaled to tens of Tb/s, providing Energie AG with capacity to grow with demand. 

Nokia’s portfolio of optical networking hardware and software will be used for the upgrade. This includes the Nokia 1830 PSS (Photonic Service Switch) platform, powered by its Photonic Service Engine (PSE) coherent technology, and the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) software automation suite.

Werner Steinecker, CEO at Energie AG Oberösterreich, says: ‘By investing in an optical transport network spanning 7,000km across Upper Austria we hope to vastly improve our customers’ experience with high-speed fibre access. The Nokia fibre optics solution is proven worldwide and technically solid, and will give us the opportunity to grow even further by scaling to our needs as we continue to broaden our customer base.’ 

Patrick Langelaan, vice president Nokia Enterprise CBT Europe South adds: ‘It has become very clear over the past two years that the scaling of fibre-based connectivity virtually everywhere is a key economic factor for any country. Local and regional communications service providers can play an important role in providing this ultra-fast connectivity. We are excited to support Energie AG on its journey to connect Upper Austria with high-speed fibre access.’ 

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