Optical Connections Magazine Spring 2022


Fastweb, Infinera, successfully trial 600 Gbps

to meet increased growth in data traffic and bandwidth demands. Using Infinera’s ICE6 800G solution, Fastweb plans to increase its network capacity and launch new 400 Gigabit Ethernet services across its existing infrastructure. Infinera’s ICE6 solution features probabilistic constellation shaping and digital Nyquist subcarrier technology with dual-carrier super-channels, enabling successful transmission of 1.2 Tbps signals on the Milan-Bari route. The combination of these technologies improves Fastweb’s spectral efficiency and boosts existing capacity

enabling us to keep up with the relentless demand for increased capacity of unpredictable bandwidth- hungry events.” “Infinera’s ICE6 solution enables network operators to meet the demands of rapid bandwidth growth by providing the greatest capacity at the greatest reach, resulting in the most cost-effective and spectrally efficient solution,” said Nick Walden, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales, Infinera. “We are pleased to continue to support Fastweb’s upgrade of its network infrastructure to

Infinera and Italian operator Fastweb, successfully trialled single-wavelength service connectivity speed of 600 Gbps across Fastweb’s network, including the Milan-Bari optical route spanning 1,372 kilometres, using Infinera’s fifth-generation ICE6 800G technology on the GX Series Compact Modular Platform. The programmable flexibility of Infinera’s ICE6 solution enabled Fastweb to double network capacity. The network upgrade ensured Fastweb’s enterprise and service provider customers are equipped with reliable, ultra-high-speed capacity

on its current Infinera flexible-grid backbone network. “Sustaining the digital transformation efforts of enterprises and meeting our customers’ need is our primary objective,” said Marco Arioli, technology officer, Fastweb. “We are constantly looking to improve our infrastructure to ensure we can always provide our customers with the highest bandwidth and best-quality services they need to be successful. ICE6 is a significant step forward for us, substantially increasing the capacity of our network with a smooth upgrade path and

meet today’s growing bandwidth demands.”

IPS taps Ribbon for submarine capacity

Indonesian operator taps ViaLite for RF over fibre

One of the largest telecommunications providers in Indonesia now benefits from the ViaLiteHD long-distance DWDM link system. ViaLite says the systemwas designed to meet the customer’s specific that matched the predicted results generated by ViaLite’s software design tool. Some of the key features of this deployment include switchable fibre routes to allow for optical fibre redundancy and SNMP monitoring of both sides of the link from a single control room, enabling remote changes to be made without the need to travel between sites. Having teleports tens or hundreds of kilometres apart, in regions where rain fade and diversity operations were key considerations, allowing the operator to maintain satellite connectivity from either of its

sites. With High Throughput Satellite (HTS) connectivity becoming a prerequisite where 500 MHz and 800 MHz bandwidths are necessary, ViaLite was able to exceed HTS bandwidth requirements using their long-distance links. “Despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our team was able to support the installation using remote logins and by providing guidance with local engineers on site. The fully operational diverse system was installed across a long distance with redundant switchable paths, and was tuned to meet performance specifications remotely,” said Amair Khan, ViaLite’s business development manager. “We managed to not only assist installation of the system remotely but also train staff in the operation of the system at the same time.”

Ribbon Communications, announced that Philippines-based carrier IPS, is to use Ribbon’s Apollo Optical Networking solution to power 100GbE services delivered over both terrestrial and undersea cables from Manilla to Hong Kong and Singapore. The solution deployed by IPS leverages Apollo’s high-performance programmable TM800 muxponder cards on Apollo 9600 series platforms to provide optimised long haul undersea connectivity for 100GbE services. “Our ability to seamlessly deliver connectivity services to our customers over long distances is key to the success of our business,” said Koji Miyashita, president and

CEO, IPS. “Ribbon’s Optical transport technology allowed us to maximise our available capacity and transmit world- class communications applications via our submarine services under the South China Sea.” “Submarine applications must deliver extensive

capacity and carry the highest level of

communications services on each channel in order to realise cost efficiencies,” said Mickey Wilf, general manager APAC and MEA Regions for Ribbon. “Our Apollo solution enables IPS to maximise capacity by leveraging dual wavelengths with programmable baud rate and modulation, in conjunction with flexgrid technology.”



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