CityWest upgrades fiber network to 100G via Fujitsu 1FINITY platform

Sept. 28, 2020
CityWest, which has been in business for 100 years, is deploying the Fujitsu 1FINITY T300 Transport and L100 Lambda blades in a ring configuration to improve network redundancy and avoid lengthy mean time to repair.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. says it is supplying its 1FINITY platform and Virtuora Network Control software to CityWest. The Canadian service provider is using the technology to upgrade its fiber network in western British Columbia to enable transmission of 100G and greater wavelengths.

CityWest, which has been in business for 100 years, is deploying the Fujitsu 1FINITY T300 Transport and L100 Lambda blades in a ring configuration to improve network redundancy and avoid lengthy mean time to repair (MTTR). “At CityWest we remain true to our vision to deliver a superior customer experience, investing in 100G technology that will allow us to meet subscriber bandwidth needs well into the future,” said Donovan Dias, vice president, sales and project management, CityWest. “We opted to work with Fujitsu because performance, efficiency, and network redundancy are all critical to our capability to deliver exceptional telecommunications and entertainment services to the consumers and businesses we serve, connecting our local communities to the world.”

Fujitsu points out that the 1FINITY platform and blades being delivered to CityWest are capable of 200G transmission, which gives the service provider room to increase its fiber network capacity in the future. The Virtuora Network Control capabilities enable CityWest to improve network automation and reduce opex, adds Fujitsu.

“We are pleased to work with CityWest to advance innovation that allows delivery of enhanced speed and connectivity across the province, today and tomorrow,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “With the unrivaled flexibility, scalability, and efficiency of the 1FINITY platform, CityWest can grow at their own pace with the latest technology in a disaggregated architecture.”

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