Nokia to provide 7750 SR-s platform to NL-ix

Nokia said it will provide its 7750 SR-s platforms, powered by the FP5 routing silicon, to NL-ix, the largest distributed internet exchange provider in Europe.
Nokia booth at MWC 2017
The deployment will enable NL-ix to begin the rollout of 400GE and 800GE access and interconnection services for its cloud provider and national research and education network (NREN) customers.

The high capacity 400GE and 800GE capability will accelerate NL-ix’s ability to meet current and future customer demand for higher speed access and interconnection services at lower costs and with greater power efficiency. FP5 allows the delivery of more than three times the capacity as the Nokia FP4 hardware in the same space and power envelope.

The deployment of the Nokia 7750 SR-14s will enable NL-ix to offer 800GE connectivity and increase the density of 400GE services in any of the more than 100 European data centers in which it operates. The IP deployment complements NL-ix’s European-wide low latency optical transport network provided by Nokia in 2021.

“We have an existing relationship with Nokia that started with the deployment and upgrade of our pan-European optical transport network. This upgrade allows us to serve those customers who already have a need for the lightning speed and ultra-high capacity that 800GE provides,” Jan Paul Dekker, CTO at NL-ix, said.