Vodafone Turkey demos 1 terabit per second coherent transmission

Nokia announced Vodafone has demonstrated 1Tb/s (terabit per second) per channel coherent transmission over its live optical network in Turkey.
Vodafone 5G ItalyVodafone Turkey has achieved capacity increase of 150 percent over a single channel coherent transmission.

In addition, Vodafone Turkey achieved the ability to scale network capacity up to 70Tb/s per fiber. This capacity milestone is part of a modernization effort with Nokia to upgrade Vodafone Turkey’s optical architecture.

Earlier, Nokia and Vodafone Turkey validated a 1Tb/s clear channel IP router interface, preparing the operator’s network for the future, James Watt, Head of Optical Networks Division, Nokia, said in a statement.

The optical test showcased 1Tb/s capacity over 130 GHz bandwidth without any errors on Vodafone Turkey’s live optical network between its data centers. The trial was conducted over the operator’s in-service optical network, based on Nokia’s wavelength routing technolgy.

Nokia’s photonic service engine (PSE) technology provided maximum performance and spectral efficiency. The Nokia PSE coherent optics are deployed in Vodafone Turkey’s network using the 1830 PSI-M (Photonic Service Interconnect-Modular) optical networking platform, optimized for data center interconnect applications over metro, regional and long-haul distances.

Thibaud Rerolle, CTO at Vodafone Turkey, said: “Our fiber optic backbone is an important step on the way to 5G and, with Nokia, we continue to equip our optical network with the latest technologies and innovations for our services today and in the future.”