Celeste selects Tellabs for nationwide fiber-optic network, delivers 1-Gbps Internet connection for enterprises in France

French broadband Internet service provider (ISP) Celeste selected the Tellabs 7100 Nano Optical Transport System (OTS) to expand its fiber-optic network to all major cities in France and to respond to high bandwidth demand from business customers.

French broadband Internet service provider (ISP) Celeste selected the Tellabs 7100 Nano Optical Transport System (OTS) to expand its fiber-optic network to all major cities in France and to respond to high bandwidth demand from business customers.

The operator is deploying the Tellabs 7100 Nano Optical Transport System (OTS) to offer new and existing customers a wider range of services with more bandwidth, more reliability and more cost-effective services.

Celeste is building a nationwide fiber-optic network which will stretch over 4,000 kilometers around France and extend its high-bandwidth services to new French regional markets and reach more enterprises. The Tellabs 7100 Nano enables Celeste to build the fiber-optic network quickly and cost-effectively, aiming to complete deployment within 18 months, says a representative.

Once complete, Celeste's nationwide high-capacity network will reach from Paris to all major cities across France, including Lille, Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille, Lyon and Strasbourg.

"With this deployment, medium-size enterprises across France can access competitively priced, high-bandwidth services quickly and easily," says Nicolas Aube, president of Celeste.

The network will initially consist of ROADM-based, multi-channel nodes and Optical Line Amplifier nodes. The Tellabs packet-optical solution is designed to scale with Celeste as its service and bandwidth needs grow over time.

"Celeste needed a partner that could rapidly deliver high-quality infrastructure and support its aggressive deployment targets," explains Tarcisio Ribeiro, vice president and general manager, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Tellabs. "Tellabs delivered a fast deployment, and offered a cost-effective solution that can scale with Celeste and its customers as the volume of traffic on the network increases."

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