Ciena powers Tele2 to increase network capacity in Netherlands

Ciena announced that Tele2 Netherlands has deployed its WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution to increase the capacity of its network and lower operating costs.
Ciena WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution
The additional investment in Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution will support Tele2 Netherlands to handle increase in mobile video data traffic driven by Netflix and YouTube.

Tele2 Netherlands used Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic Ai, the industry’s first programmable coherent modem that can scale to 400Gbps per wavelength. In addition, Tele2 Netherlands will deploy 300G and 400G wavelengths across most of its existing network.

Tele2, which is facing tough competition, is offering unlimited bundles for voice and mobile internet services in the Netherlands. “The technology platform from Ciena enables Tele2 to address significant surge of mobile data usage from customers,” said Meile de Haan, CTO of Tele2 Netherlands.

WaveLogic Ai enables Tele2 Netherlands to leverage existing network assets and deliver up to 40 times the bandwidth the network was originally designed to support. The Dutch service provider also benefits from a smaller footprint, reduced cost per bit and power consumption and lower cooling requirements.

Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai will provide additional intelligence and visibility into the network assisting Tele2 Netherlands to make autonomous decisions to improve performance of the network. Ciena said WaveLogic Ai can help determine the optimal capacity for any path across the network and then match that capacity with tunability from 100G to 400G in 50G increments.

Ciena said it serves more than 160 customers and operates in more than 13 countries across the EMEA region. Ciena works with leading mobile operators in the region, including BT, Colt, Etisalat, Jisc, Orange, Unitymedia, Virgin Media, and Vodafone.