Altibox Carrier Deploys 800G with Ciena


Ciena’s coherent optical solution offers an open, flexible architecture to support new high bandwidth routes

Altibox Carrier Deploys 800G with Ciena

Altibox, one of the largest regional operators in Norway and Denmark, is employing Ciena’s Waveserver 5 coherent optical solution to create a flexible and durable network for cloud providers, global webscale providers and large enterprises. Altibox Carrier can now respond to unpredictable demands faster and deliver high bandwidth connectivity up to 800Gb/s across any path. The benefits of Ciena’s technology are key to Altibox Carrier as it launches its subsea and terrestrial network to support growing traffic driven by video, the internet of things, and new cloud services.

Norway and Denmark have become attractive locations for global cloud and content providers looking to meet surging demands for high-growth applications while also meeting low carbon footprint goals.

Ciena’s coherent optical solution allows Altibox Carrier to create an open, flexible architecture to support new high bandwidth routes that connect data centre to key digital hubs across Europe. Altibox Carrier is also strengthening its NO-UK submarine cable which is 670km long and connects routes between the Nordics, UK, and US.

Ciena Waveserver 5 platform is powered by Wavelogic 5 Extreme and 6500 flexible grid colourless, directionless and contentionless open line system, all managed by Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller. Network operators can have freedom of choice of technology and consumption models thanks to the openness of Ciena’s coherent optical solution.

Jürgen Hatheier, Chief Technology Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Ciena, said:

“Innovation in today’s digital ecosystem requires a network that embraces automation, openness, and scalability. As Altibox Carrier makes strides in evolving its business, Ciena continues to deliver the industry standard for highly efficient and programmable networks that can quickly adapt to fuel digital demands.”

Svein Arild Ims, Director of Altibox Carrier, said: “In Altibox Carrier, we mainly serve large scale customers in the 100G and above capacity range. We take great pride in responding quickly to our customers’ needs and can provide tailored solutions while retaining advantages of scale from using standardized building blocks. Our customers have the highest demand for quality and availability. With Ciena as a key partner, we look forward to offering our customers increased capacity at even shorter lead times.”


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