ESB Telecoms deploys 100G from Coriant

ESB Telecoms Ltd., the telecom arm of Irish state-owned utility company ESB, has launched a new high-capacity DWDM network throughout Ireland based on hiT 7300 multi-haul optical transport systems from Coriant GmbH.

ESB Telecoms Ltd., the telecom arm of Irish state-owned utility company ESB, has launched a new high-capacity DWDM network throughout Ireland based on hiT 7300 multi-haul optical transport systems from Coriant GmbH.

The deployment supports ESB's mission to provide high-bandwidth services for its wholesale and enterprise customers. In the summer, ESB announced that it would roll out a fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) network in partnership with Vodafone (see "ESB, Vodafone team for Irish FTTB network"). The new network offers enhanced transmission speeds of up to 100 Gbps and enables ESB to cost-effectively scale to meet growing bandwidth requirements in the future, Coriant says.

"This new network enables us to ensure the highest speed of connectivity for our customers as we strive for continued excellence in all areas of our services. Using Coriant's high-performance optical transport solutions will futureproof our network and guarantee sustained quality of service," remarked Rory McGowan, managing director, ESB Telecoms.

Coriant says its flagship hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform was selected by ESB Telecoms for its flexibility and service agility. Widely deployed in Tier 1 networks around the world, the hiT 7300 delivers superior density and reach, photonic mesh resiliency and agility, and scalability to 100G and beyond, the vendor asserts. The hiT 7300 enables ESB to maximize use of its fiber infrastructure, while creating a resilient foundation for flexible, high-capacity and low latency services, Coriant adds.

The new ESB network will also use the Coriant TransNet Planning Tool while being managed by Coriant's TNMS management system. With these tools, ESB can automate workflow and commissioning tasks while accelerating deployment of new services it plans to bring to market. Network planning and dimensioning capabilities allow automated network planning based on simulation of photonic network conditions.

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