Norway’s Broadnet taps Coriant for optical network upgrade

Optical transport vendor Coriant says it will supply optical equipment to Broadnet, a business communications provider in Norway.

Broadnet’s fibre infrastructure spans in excess of 45,000km and connects more than 90 cities and towns throughout Norway. The network serves as the foundation for flexible, high-capacity connectivity services for a broad range of residential, small business, system integrator, carrier, and enterprise customers, including the health sector, private sector, and government agencies.

Broadnet will upgrade its network from end to end, taking advantage of the tight integration of Coriant’s metro and core optical transport equipment to enhance the resiliency and flexibility of business-critical connectivity services.

“Network resiliency and service flexibility are increasingly critical to enterprise customers, such as health sector, system integrators and operators, who rely on always-on availability and diverse connectivity requirements to deliver best-in-class services to their customers,” said Anurag Shukla, head of network and technology strategy, Broadnet. “With the end-to-end Coriant solution we can significantly reduce time-to-market for new service delivery. This will allow us to be more responsive to the rapidly changing needs of our customers, while improving network efficiency and reliability with an unprecedented level of automation and control across network domains.”

As part of its modernisation efforts, Broadnet is teaming with Coriant to enhance end-to-end delivery of its packet-based and optical services, improve utilisation of fibre capacity, and scale network capacity more cost-effectively.

The Coriant solution for Broadnet includes the Coriant 7100 Nano packet-optical transport platform, Coriant mTera Universal Transport Platform (UTP), and Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform. To simplify end-to-end provisioning and efficiently manage multi-domain traffic as a single network, Broadnet will rely on the Coriant Transport Network Management System (TNMS).

With advanced integration of the Coriant product platforms, efficient service hand-offs between metro, core, and long-haul domains will provide significant improvements in network operations, while enabling faster and more cost-effective creation of resilient, high-speed services optimised for end-user application demands.

The introduction of Universal Switching, powered by the mTera UTP, enhances network flexibility by combining packet-based and OTN switching with an advanced reconfigurable optical add-drop (ROADM)-based optical layer in a single, compact, and power-efficient hardware element.

The versatile feature set of the 7100 Nano (including fixed DWDM, CWDM, and ROADM), in combination with Coriant’s innovative Pluggable Optical Layer solution, will enable Broadnet to address small metro sites with fixed DWDM deployments while providing a path to scalable and fully-automated ROADM networks as end-user needs evolve.

Supported on both the hiT 7300 and mTera, Coriant CloudWave Optics enables seamless scalability to higher-bit-rate transmission including 100G and 200G wavelengths with 400G and 1Tb/s super-channels.

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