Telia Carrier deploys C&L-Band photonic line system from Ciena

Telia Carrier, a network service provider, is deploying an integrated C&L-Band photonic line system from Ciena.
Telia network offersThis network upgrade will double the signal spectrum to support end-user demands and deliver connectivity to U.S. web-scale and enterprise customers.

Telia Carrier is deploying Ciena’s 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS) – which integrates both C&L-Band functions in a compact footprint and delivers more bandwidth to enable seamless on-demand growth for Telia Carrier customers.

The RLS platform will allow Telia Carrier to expand its U.S. footprint, carry more traffic and quickly offer new cloud-based services. In addition, RLS’s open software architecture will address Telia Carrier’s need for automation and programmability.

Telia Carrier will use Ciena’s RLS to overcome engineering challenges associated with L-Band upgrades, reduce deployment costs and expand into the L-Band without impacting existing C-Band channels.

Telia Carrier will also leverage Ciena’s Waveserver  transponders, powered by WaveLogic Ai and WaveLogic 5 Extreme as well as Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, Andy Haynes, chief operating officer at Telia Carrier, said.