Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Vodafone and Ciena link major New Zealand metro areas with expanded 100Gb/s network
Posted on 19-Sep-2013 13:10 | Tags Filed under: News



Vodafone New Zealand and network specialist Ciena Corporation today announced the completion of a significant network expansion to deliver low-latency "express" capacity between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

At 1,500 kilometres across land and under sea, the expansion of 100Gb/s technology connecting these three centres is believed to be one of the longest 100Gb/s networks globally, and a first in New Zealand.

The network expansion uses Vodafone's national fibre backbone and gives Kiwis access to low-latency fibre networks that deliver ultra-fast broadband services.

Vodafone's Head of Networks, Tony Baird, says the expansion will feed Kiwis' growing hunger for data.

"Data is the fastest growing segment of our business. This 100Gb/s network expansion is part of our continued investment in the Vodafone SuperNet to support high speed data for our customers, and deliver a consistently excellent data experience."

The development builds on Vodafone's existing Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform architecture to include WaveLogic 3 coherent technology for 100Gb/s capacity across terrestrial and subsea areas.

Baird says Ciena's WaveLogic 3 technology has allowed Vodafone to optimize its network.

"Ciena's technology allows us to deliver the performance and reliability our customers need, while allowing us to scale up the systems we need to prepare for future demand.

"Not only are we transporting an unprecedented volume of traffic over long distances, our network is also evolving to deliver an expanded set of fast, reliable and high-capacity services - from data centre and the cloud, to mobile backhaul and machine-to-machine connectivity."

The upgrade required no re-engineering or interruption to service due to the robust operation of Ciena's 100Gb/s technology running alongside existing 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s channels. This greatly improves the efficiencies of Vodafone's high-speed network, opening the door to new applications and additional capacity as the network evolves and expands.

Anthony McLachlan, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena explains: "Service providers across the globe are looking to improve their network efficiency and reliability while also expanding capacity to meet surging demand from a new breed of smartphone and tablet users.

"Vodafone is an excellent example of a company with the forward vision to deploy network technologies that suit their present-day requirements, and also lay the groundwork to support future expansion and network services at speeds that reach 100Gb/s and beyond."

Last year, Vodafone connected New Zealand's first 100Gb/s data network by linking two of its Auckland data centres.






comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Father banned from watching daughter's netball game: what you think of this?
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by minimoke on 22-May-2017 20:15 (118 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by kingdragonfly on 23-May-2017 07:44 (4357 replies)
Pages... 289 290 291


Tailgaters?
Created by Linuxluver, last reply by MikeAqua on 23-May-2017 09:06 (61 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Automate "Dumb" Heatpump
Created by Paul1977, last reply by timmmay on 23-May-2017 06:49 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Can I record a Sky programme using my Panasonic hard disk recorder?
Created by PSLog, last reply by JimmyH on 21-May-2017 13:42 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Chorus Exchange Locations
Created by stubbed, last reply by DarthKermit on 22-May-2017 12:27 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Massive global ransomware attack affecting 74 countries and counting
Created by joker97, last reply by vulcannz on 22-May-2017 09:45 (148 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


USED SUV Recommendations for 2017 - 30k budget
Created by Nikras, last reply by Geektastic on 19-May-2017 21:13 (58 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4