Stealth Communications selects Nokia to upgrade metro core network

Nokia has won a tech contract from Stealth Communications to upgrade the New York City-based internet service provider’s metro core network.
Nokia 7750 Service Router

Nokia’s IP routing solutions will be deployed to build a core router mesh network for increased capacity and scale, enabling Stealth Communications to offer high-speed 100GE and 400GE services to its multi-tenant building business customers both now and into the future.

Stealth Communications provides connectivity services to a broad roster of customers in such enterprise segments as finance, real estate, education, and government through its 80-mile fiber-optic system that connects hundreds of commercial office buildings.

Stealth is investing in its metro core by implementing 400GE connectivity. Nokia will deploy its 7750 Service Router (SR) platforms, featuring its FP routing silicon. The 7750 SR platforms include the Nokia 7750 SR-14s core routers with FP5 line cards for future-ready 800GE capability. Initial roll out will include the FP4 line cards.

Nokia will work with Stealth Communications to extend the provider’s IP core network to bring 100GE connectivity to its multi-tenant buildings, using the Nokia 7750 SR-1se and SR-2se.

Stealth Communications chose the 7220 Interconnect Router (IXR-D2L), powered by SR Linux, for cost-effective edge aggregation and automation to simplify deployment and management. SR Linux is a ground-breaking open network operating system (NOS) that makes data center infrastructure scalable, flexible and easier to operate.

“We are eager to grow our network capacity and add flexibility to meet the future needs of our current and prospective customers. Nokia is the right partner to help us do that by providing solutions that offer scale, reliability and DDoS security where it is most needed,” Shrihari Pandit, President and CEO, Stealth Communications, said.

“Stealth Communications has been looking to offer higher scale interface options such as 100GE and 400GE to its growing customer base. We are pleased to partner with them to ensure their network has the required scale and capacity to meet customer demand for new internet services, while ensuring reliability and DDoS security within the network,” Vach Kompella, Vice President, IP Networks Division, Nokia, said.