Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier recently turned up the first European 800G network connecting its data centers in Vienna, Austria.
The technology, provided in cooperation with Ciena, will satisfy customers’ demands for higher speeds and efficiency, which are especially important for applications such as IoT, cloud computing and video.
The technology innovation will allow Deutsche Telekom to transport eight 100G of data traffic in less than 100Ghz of spectrum and is optimized for high-capacity 100GE and 400GE customer interface connectivity. It is the industry’s first solution that can transport 2x400GE across a single 800G wavelength.
Deutsche Telekom aims to deploy Ciena’s WL5e with its 6500 and Waveserver 5 platforms, managed by Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller.
“It will help us achieve a significant industry milestone by delivering the first 800G network in Europe,” said Rolf Nafziger, senior vice president, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, in a statement.