Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Deutsche Telekom Activates Ericsson's 40 Gbps DWDM

Deutsche Telekom has commercially started Ericsson's Marconi MHL 3000 multihaul WDM solution in its German core network. This step follows in-depth testing, optimization and systems integration. Ericsson's Marconi MHL 3000 MultiHaul WDM platform is now deployed nationwide with 40 Gbps functionality. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ericsson has been one of Deutsche Telekom's suppliers of WDM equipment since 2005.

Ericsson said its Marconi MHL 3000 solution enables Deutsche Telekom to implement a highly efficient IP network with 40 Gbps connections on the existing ROADM infrastructure. The platform can deliver up to 80 channels. Different modulation formats are used to provide the optimum cost performance depending upon the network application.