Telecom Lead Europe: Ciena Corporation has formed a
consortium for the demonstration of a series of unique experiments for the
Research & Education community at the TERENA Networking
Conference taking place in Iceland on May 21-24.
The consortium includes several of research institutions
like CERN, SURFnet, NORDUnet, the University of
Amsterdam (UvA) and California Institute of
At the event, the consortium will demonstrate the 100G
submarine network, based on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical
Platform and WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors.
The network links Iceland to Denmark and connects TNC2012
to the global research community through NORDUnet and SURFnet.
The submarine network spans more than 2,200 km of
undersea fibre provided by the international network provider Farice,
while the end-to-end link from ReykjavÃk to Amsterdam is
approximately 4,000 km long.
Furthermore, the consortium will showcase uncompressed 4K
resolution video streaming. This extreme high-definition multimedia
transmission is designed to provide the broadcast industry with more efficient
and economical connectivity for production of content such as films and TV
The demonstration features Ciena’s video MOTR multimedia
networking card deployed on the5200 Advanced Services Platform.
In addition, Ciena will demonstrate the -Playing with
Light’ that features research undertaken by the University of Amsterdam – using
Ciena’s technology – on colourless photonic switching.
Also, high-speed data transfers will be demonstrated at
the event. The demonstration of high-speed file exchange is the result of a
collaboration involving Caltech, CERN, SURFnet and Ciena.
Ciena said that a new generation of servers with 40G
Ethernet interfaces is being deployed to support high-speed file exchange
between the SARA High Performance Computing facility in the Netherlands and the
CERN facilities in Geneva.
VimpelCom selects Ciena to address increasing bandwidth needs
Recently, VimpelCom deployed Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical
Platform in its backbone network in Russia.
With the deployment of 100G technology, VimpelCom
addresses the capacity constraints it has been facing as a result of increasing
adoption of bandwidth-heavy services, such as cloud computing and mobile video,
among its consumer and business customers.