Kazakhtelecom JSC Completes Successful 100G Field Trial with Coriant and Juniper Networks

Kazakhtelecom JSC, Kazakhstan’s leading service provider, has announced it has successfully demonstrated a nationwide 100 Gigabit-per-second (100G) optical network connection in a live field trial.

This live trial is part of a series of expansion projects for Kazakhtelecom JSC. The company is working to expand its high-performance and high-bandwidth fibre optic network to transmission rates of 100G addressing the ever-increasing demand for faster, more reliable and cost-efficient broadband business and consumer services in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhtelecom JSC selected Coriant and Juniper Networks exclusively to provide the needed Integrated Packet Transport Network (IPTN) to build a converged packet optical national backbone.

‘We currently have over 50 projects dedicated to the development and upgrade of our fixed line and mobile networks across Kazakhstan,’ said Nurlan Meirmanov, Managing Director of Innovations, Kazakhtelecom JSC. ‘With the achievement of this field trial, the IPTN solution shows that we can reduce the operational costs and decrease the delay in provisioning of new services in the IP layer as well as in the optical transport layer. This will bring us to the next step in our network upgrades that will enable the feature of multi-layer Generalised Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) control plane for automated service provisioning. The scalability and flexibility of Coriant and Juniper’s systems have been critical to our success.’

The IPTN field trial featured integrated end-to-end provisioning of 100G services across a seamless and resilient Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) infrastructure optimised for existing and new high-speed services and applications in and through the Kazakhtelecom JSC network.

The network architecture collaboration between Juniper and Coriant includes a provisioning framework for 100G DWDM services originating from Juniper Networks’ PTX 5000 to the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform.

The IPTN field trial ran 1,575 km between Aktobe and Astana. The flexibility of the IPTN solution allowed Kazakhtelecom JSC to successfully conduct the field trial alongside an existing 100G coherent network carrying live traffic, demonstrating the engineering robustness of the IPTN network architecture. During the trial on this link, which included spans reaching up to 130km in length, the network performed perfectly with a zero bit error rate and sufficient margin to cover future network expansion.

‘The performance of our IPTN solution within this field trial further confirms our customer focus and helps operators to simplify their operations and accelerate time-to-service for new applications,’ commented Harald Bock, CTO Technology Strategy, Coriant. ‘This 100G field trial reaffirms Coriant’s innovation leadership in optical transport and again demonstrates the only true long-haul IP-Optical interworking available in the industry.’

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