Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Australia's VERNet Tests Ciena's 40G and 100G

Australia's VERNet Pty Ltd, a multi-million dollar statewide fibre optic network that will link up to 200 research and education sites throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria, has completed a successful trial of Ciena's 40G and 100G optical networking solutions on its live DWDM network.

Conducted over two weeks in April 2010, the trial leveraged VERNet's existing network based on Ciena's Optical Multiservice Edge (OME) 6500 and Common Photonic Layer (CPL) platforms and added 40G and 100G wavelengths alongside existing live 10G wavelength services. Ciena said this trial successfully demonstrated the ability to upgrade to 40G and 100G transport speeds with no interruption of existing services. Once inserted into the system, the use of advanced electronic digital signal processing and coherent technology meant that no re-engineering of VERNet's existing fiber routes was needed and the new 40G and 100G wavelength services were active and working immediately.

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