Estonia's Telia Eesti upgrades national fiber backbone to 100 Gbps

Telia Eesti of Estonia has deployed the FSP 3000 from ADVA Optical Networking to upgrade its national backbone network to 100-Gbps capabilities, according to the optical transport systems company.

Telia Eesti of Estonia has deployed the FSP 3000 from ADVA Optical Networking to upgrade its national backbone network to 100-Gbps capabilities, according to the optical transport systems company.

Telia Eesti will use the ADVA FSP 3000, including its multi-degree ROADM capabilities, to link every major Estonian city and address the growing bandwidth needs of its mobile, residential and business customers.

"Recently the message from our customers has been clear. We've seen explosive growth in residential, enterprise, and mobile backhaul traffic. With demand this fierce we knew that the only way forward was to harness 100G capabilities," said Tarko Tikan, chief network and infrastructure architect, Telia Eesti. "When we began the process of selecting the ideal 100G core technology it quickly became clear that the ADVA FSP 3000 was the perfect fit. Operational simplicity was a crucial differentiator and ADVA Optical Networking's turn-key system proved to be brilliantly simple to install, maintain, and manage. Having direct access to their very responsive technical team at every stage has also helped to make the whole experience a smooth and happy one."

Telia Eesti's meshed 19-node infrastructure includes four multi-degree ROADM nodes to create remote cross-connections on the optical layer. Such capabilities will improve service availability and simplify operations, ADVA says. The systems are scalable and capable of supporting new features in the future, including optical layer encryption.

"Telia Eesti is experiencing an incredible growth in bandwidth demand from mobile, home and enterprise customers. Being able to transmit 100Gbit/s on a flexible and agile optical core will give them the opportunity to capitalize on this boom," commented Peter Atterlöf, sales director, Nordics and Baltics, ADVA Optical Networking. "The people of Estonia are extremely tech-savvy and they demand access to digital applications in all areas of life. In terms of business, Estonia is the country that launched Skype and it creates more start-ups per head than any other European nation. With our core solution, Telia Eesti is ensuring that Estonia will continue to advance and lead the digital revolution."

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