Thursday, March 12, 2015

Australia's NBN Co Picks Coriant for Optical Transport

NBN Co is extending the rollout of its nationwide optical transport network with deployment of a high-capacity fiber optic ring built upon the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform.

The fiber ring spans over 10,000 kilometers in Western Australia and will expand the capacity of NBN Co's backbone network supporing fast broadband services to businesses and consumers in the region. NBN Co's transcontinental optical transport backbone currently spans 60,000 kilometers of fiber configured in over 100 fiber rings nationwide.

Coriant noted that its the hiT 7300 is currently deployed in over 850 operational sites worldwide. The hiT 7300 is a 96-channel coherent optical communications system that supports the transmission of 100G per channel for a total system capacity of up to 9.6 Tbps per fiber pair.

"We are pleased to continue our strategic partnership with NBN Co as they expand the capacity, reach and performance of their fiber optic infrastructure," said Pat DiPietro, Chief Executive Officer, Coriant. "Our end-to-end support for the National Broadband Network encompasses not only best-in-class optical transport technologies, but also a comprehensive range of world-class planning, design, logistics, implementation, and support services that enable NBN Co to meet critical deployment timelines and ensure the highest level network and service availability."