Norway's Broadnet modernizes nationwide optical network with end-to-end Coriant solution

Tightly Integrated Metro to Core Transport Solution Enhances Network Resiliency and Accelerates Time-to-Market Delivery of Business-Critical Services

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MUNICH, Germany, 21 June 2016 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end optical networking solutions, today announced that Broadnet, a leading provider of fiber-based communications to companies and operators in Norway, will deploy a Coriant end-to-end optical transport solution as part of a network modernization project. The nationwide network initiative will leverage tight integration of Coriant's metro to core optical transport solutions to enhance the resiliency and flexibility of business-critical connectivity services, including reducing the time required to provision and deliver new 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."

The Broadnet fiber infrastructure spans over 45,000 kilometers of fiber and connects more than 90 cities and towns throughout Norway. The network serves as the resilient foundation for flexible, high-capacity connectivity services for a broad range of residential, SME, System Integrator, carrier, and enterprise customers, including the health sector, private sector, and government agencies. As part of its modernization efforts, Broadnet is teaming with Coriant to enhance end-to-end delivery of its packet-based (e.g., Ethernet) and optical services, improve utilization of fiber capacity, and cost-effectively scale network capacity.

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, seamless interworking and 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 optimized for end-user application demands.

The Coriant solutions portfolio offers Broadnet access to a wide breadth of technology innovation that will serve as a catalyst for network modernization. The introduction of Universal Switching, powered by the mTera® UTP, enhances network flexibility by combining packet-based and OTN switching with an advanced ROADM-based optical layer in a single, compact, and power-efficient network element. The versatile feature set of the 7100 (e.g., fixed DWDM, CWDM, and ROADM), in combination with Coriant's innovative Pluggable Optical Layer solution, will enable Broadnet to cost-efficiently 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 1 Tbps super-channels.

"We are pleased to partner with Broadnet as they take their network to an entirely new level of performance and scalability," said Richard Fellner, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Coriant. "Broadnet's network modernization requirements were a perfect match for our end-to-end solutions portfolio, and we look forward to helping them transform their network to deliver a new generation of highly competitive broadband services."

Coriant at Next Generation Optical Networking 2016

Coriant will showcase its end-to-end packet optical transport solutions at the 18th annual Next Generation Optical Networking conference, which takes place from June 28 – July 1 in Nice, France. Solution highlights at the Coriant Exhibit Booth (#48) will include the Coriant Groove™ G30 DCI Platform, Coriant CloudWave™ Optics, Coriant® Pluggable Optical Layer, and Coriant Light IP™, as well as end-to-end management and control capabilities enabled by the Coriant Transcend™ SDN Solution and Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS).

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