Míla selects Ciena’s IP and optical technology for new network


Míla, the largest telecom infrastructure company in Iceland, worked with Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to increase the country’s bandwidth capacity and 5G capabilities to address surging country-wide and international network traffic. Míla provides fiber access, mobile xHaul, and Layer 2/3 VPN services to wholesale, commercial, and residential customers in Iceland.

“Our digital lifestyles are fuelling an unprecedented need for more bandwidth, and networks must be up to the challenge,” said Daði Sigurðarson, CTO at Míla. “Working together with Ciena, we were able to grow and future-proof our in-country and international bandwidth capacity in support of fiber and 5G network buildups throughout Iceland. This helps ensure our customers have the speed and performance they need for business and consumer applications.”

“According to the FTTH Council Europe, home connections in Iceland are 1Gb/s, and Iceland is ranked number one in fibre penetration rate in Europe, at 76.8 percent,” added Sigurðarson.

“Míla places great importance on the continuous development of its telecommunications infrastructure, and this deployment of Ciena’s innovative optical and IP technology demonstrates its commitment to providing a great customer experience on a high-performing network—whether domestically or internationally as an important hub for subsea cable connections,” said Virginie Hollebecque, Vice President of EMEA at Ciena.

Utilizing Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical PlatformWaveLogic Ai coherent technology, 5164 RouterManage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, and Ciena Services, Míla gains:

  • A four-fold increase in line rate per wavelength—from 100Gb/s to 400Gb/s—with even greater capacities possible in the future
  • Flexibility to quickly move capacity where it’s most needed via an agile photonic layer
  • Simplified, cost-effective aggregation of TDM, IP, and Ethernet services on one network
  • Greater operational performance and efficiency with an open, easy-to-manage network
  • Improved reliability with PinPoint OTDR, which enables precise localisation of potential trouble spots to decrease outage risks and accelerate repair times
  • Confidence in project success with end-to-end network design, migration, configuration, and testing services
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