Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Poland's Netia Deploys 40 Gbps IP-over-DWDM with Cisco

Netia, a leading Polish alternative fixed-line operator, is deploying the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System in its core network. The deployment uses IPoDWDM to supports transport rates of up to 40 Gbps over its existing 10 Gbps national core fiber infrastructure, increasing its capacity four times with no upgrade to the existing DWDM system.

The project was implemented by NCR Poland, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"The transport of IP services based on routers with integrated DWDM technology, also referred to as IPoDWDM, is becoming a significant innovation that allows carriers to scale their network bandwidth. This cost-effective, scalable network architecture is particularly important for supporting continuous traffic growth from broadband and business applications, most of which are due to IP-based video services such as IPTV," said Mike Capuano, director of market management, Service Provider Routing and Switching at Cisco.