Cisco selected by Fiber@Home to accelerate network to 400G

Fiber@Home, the largest transport (transmission) service provider in Bangladesh, has selected Cisco to accelerate the conversion of their network to 400G.
Cisco at MWC 2018Fiber@Home is using Cisco platforms to optimize the customer experience, becoming the first customer in the country to adopt Cisco’s Routed Optical Networking technology.

Fiber@Home aims to optimize its Capex and Opex by implementing new architectures on platforms ready for mass-scale networking and through automation. The company is focusing on deploying the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) software platform on its current network as a foundation for infrastructure programmability and automating operations and customer-facing services.

“This 400G wavelength network will offer  four-fold increase in maximum data transfer speed compared to 100G. Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution streamlines and strengthens our network capacity, providing a superior customer experience while also optimizing Fiber@Home’s Capex and Opex utilization,” said Moynul Haque Siddiqui, Chairman, Fiber@Home.

The network modelling of the solution shows up to 40-45 percent power reduction and real estate optimization. With IOS XR7 modularity, programmability minimizes human intervention during set-up and operation, reducing onsite operations.

“By converging their IP and optical networks, in addition to greater wavelength utilization, Fiber@Home will be able to optimize their power consumption, resulting in lower carbon impact, and streamline their hardware, leading to a reduction of 50 percent in operational costs,” said Anand Bhaskar, Managing Director, Service Provider Business, Cisco India & SAARC.