Pan Dacom deploys Optelian 100G optical transport platform in German R&E network

Optelian says that German optical transmission technology provider Pan Dacom is deploying Optelian’s MPX-9110 Flexible 100G Platform as part of the initial phase of a project that will connect research and education (R&E) sites with enhanced connectivity throughout Germany.

Optelian says that German optical transmission technology provider Pan Dacom is deploying Optelian’s MPX-9110 Flexible 100G Platform as part of the initial phase of a project that will connect research and education (R&E) sites with enhanced connectivity throughout Germany.

The project will upgrade existing fiber infrastructure to boost transmission rates from 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps.

"When deploying 100G over an existing fiber infrastructure, it is crucial to have a channel plan and performance that are spectrally compatible with the current 10G infrastructure," stated Yurda Oktay, head of business development at Pan Dacom. "After testing Optelian's solution against extensive requirements, the MPX-9110 offered the best technical solution to address end user requirements."

Pan Dacom is deploying the MPX-9110 in a muxponder configuration to aggregate ten 10-Gbps connections into a single 100-Gbps wavelength. The platform will be expected to transport a wide variety of traffic types, and will therefore support an equally wide range of interfaces, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SDH, and Optical Transport Network (OTN).

"Fiber exhaust is an increasing challenge as more data is being transported over existing fiber networks, especially in research and education applications," said David Weymouth, CEO of Optelian. "The MPX-9110 100G platform from Optelian increases the bandwidth by as much as 10X without needing to overhaul the fiber infrastructure, greatly reducing network costs while dramatically increasing capacity."

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