Altibox Carrier deploys 800G for DCI with Ciena

May 10, 2021
Altibox Carrier, which provides fiber-optic network services to cloud providers, global webscale providers, and large enterprises in Norway and Denmark, is rolling out 800-Gbps data center interconnect (DCI) technology from Ciena.

Altibox Carrier, which provides fiber-optic network services to cloud providers, global webscale providers, and large enterprises in Norway and Denmark, is rolling out 800-Gbps technology from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) across its terrestrial and submarine networks. The service provider aims to deliver connectivity services at rates as high as 800 Gbps across a pan-European wholesale fiber network, according to Ciena.

The communications technology supplier states that Denmark and Norway are becoming increasingly popular locations for large data centers. That means there’s a growing need for high-speed data center interconnect among them as well as connectivity to other key European hubs such as Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Hamburg.

Altibox is leveraging Ciena’s Waveserver 5 Extreme coherent transmission technology aboard the colorless, directionless, contentionless, and flexible-grid Ciena 6500 open line system to meet these requirements, including across the 670-km NO-UK submarine cable that connects the Nordics, the UK, and the U.S.

“In Altibox Carrier, we mainly serve large scale customers in the 100G and above capacity range. We take great pride in responding quickly to our customers' needs and can provide tailored solutions while retaining advantages of scale from using standardized building blocks,” commented Svein Arild Ims, director, Altibox Carrier. “Our customers have the highest demand for quality and availability. With Ciena as a key partner, we look forward to offering our customers increased capacity at even shorter lead times.”

Those shorter lead times will be enabled by use of Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller. -- Stephen Hardy, Lightwave

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