Telia Carrier announced an agreement with Ciena to further capture growth in its long-haul transport network.
Ciena will be the supplier of a new Open Optical Line System (O-OLS) in Europe. Telia Carrier will deploy the selected system from the beginning of 2020 and will provide capacity across the European FLAP (Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris) markets. Telia Carrier will also gain by linking-up additional key locations in the Telia Carrier network, to create a European Express Network.
“The O-OLS from Ciena provides great flexibility and scalability, enabling us to strengthen our European network within our core transport infrastructure as the demand for high-performance capacity services in this region continues to grow,” said Staffan Gojeryd, CEO of Telia Carrier.
Telia Carrier will deploy Ciena’s Waveserver transponders, powered by Wavelogic Ai and WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics, which can be deployed in the new O-OLS in Europe, and in other existing Line Systems in the Telia Carrier network, in both Europe and the United States.
“This further strengthens Telia Carrier’s position as one of the first Tier 1 operators to push for true openness and the ability to run alien wavelengths within its infrastructure on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Jamie Jefferies, vice president and general manager, EMEA at Ciena.
Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone, AS1299, is currently ranked number one, according to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 300 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East.