FastWeb, a broadband
provider in Italy, announced its plans to deploy the first 100G-capable optical
network between Milan and Rome by using equipment from Nokia Siemens Networks.
The upgraded network
will be capable of simultaneously transmitting up to 40 wavelengths per fiber,
each carrying data at 100 Gbps, giving a total data transfer potential of 4 Tbps.
As part of the
contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will integrate its DWDM technology, based on its hiT 7300 optical network
platform, into FastWeb’s existing network infrastructure. The contract also
includes delivery of care services, including hardware and software maintenance
as well as competence development.
The new 100G link
will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2011. Its deployment will ensure
an improved experience for FastWeb’s end users, with greater bandwidth and
lower latency, or delay, in data transmission.
are witnessing high demand for bandwidth, driven by increased uptake of
enterprise applications and rich, bandwidth-intensive smart device applications.
The transition to a 100G channel optical transport network will enable us to
fulfill the demands of our existing users as well as attract new subscribers by
offering differentiated services,” said Mario Mella, chief technology
Germany’s E-Plus Group announced that it offers now improved mobile broadband with higher bandwidth, thanks to
an upgraded backbone network deployed by Nokia Siemens Networks.
country-wide upgrade, based on flexible, cost-effective Ethernet technology,
covers more than 60 sites. The system also incorporates a wavelength division
multiplexing (WDM) backhaul platform from ADVA Optical Networking to improve
E-Plus’s ability to respond to sudden surges in mobile data traffic.