GlobalNet deploys 800G wavelength fiber route from Frankfurt to Helsinki

Nov. 29, 2022
The new route features connectivity to several major markets between the two end points, including Stockholm, Hamburg, and Amsterdam.

Fiber backbone services provider GlobalNet has launched services on a more than 2000-km fiber network between Frankfurt, Germany, and Helsinki, Finland. The new route offers 800G wavelength capabilities.

The new route features connectivity to several major markets between the two end points, including Stockholm, Hamburg, and Amsterdam. The 800G wavelength capabilities derive from the use of Ciena Corp.’s (NYSE:CIEN) WaveLogic 5 coherent optical engines. More than 90 network nodes feature this technology, GlobalNet says.

“We have completed our backbone running the route of Stockholm - Amsterdam-Frankfurt and improved the metrics of certain network sections thanks to the new protecting routes, consisting of about 90 new or updated network nodes,” commented Alex Surkoff, business development director at GlobalNet. “Today GlobalNet declares full connectivity of the transmission routes that connect the North Sea coast, Western and Northern Germany, the Baltic, and Scandinavia.

“What helped us here was the setup of the new network hubs in Copenhagen and Hamburg that later become vital hubs on the way from Finland to the Netherlands and Germany,” Surkoff added. “GlobalNet has achieved a reduction in latency and an increase in the ensured service level between cities in which the backbone provider already had PoPs. The GlobalNet team are confident in the proposed level of service for our valued customers and in securing our network against breakage and outages.”

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