Italy’s WINDTRE upgrades fiber backbone to 600G with Nokia

Jan. 18, 2022
The fiber-optic backbone network will feature redundant nodes in a wave router configuration, a mesh structure, and GMPLS-based restoration.

Nokia says it will help WINDTRE to deploy a new fiber backbone in Italy. The optical network will support 600G wavelengths.

The fiber-optic backbone network will feature redundant nodes in a wave router configuration, a mesh structure, and GMPLS-based restoration. The upgrade will enable WINDTRE to quickly re-route traffic as needed to enable the high reliability its business customers will require. Nokia will supply optical transport capabilities for the upgrade that leverage the company’s PSE-V super-coherent (PSE-Vs) chipset (see "Nokia unveils WaveFabric Elements DSPs, optical engines starting at 400G").

“Nokia’s solution based on industry-leading coherent technology will help us provide next-generation broadband services to both consumer and business customers in the most efficient way. It will also enable us to grow our subscriber base and provide best-in-class experience to WINDTRE’s existing customers," stated Benoit Hanssen, CTO at WINDTRE.

“We have a longstanding and successful relationship with WINDTRE and are very happy to expand this by deploying its new optical backbone. Our latest coherent technology solutions will provide WINDTRE with massive capacity that grows as subscriber demand increases, without sacrificing reliability,” added Sergio Solivera Vela, vice president, Mediterranean region, at Nokia.

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