Coriant says it has won a contract from European research and education (R&E) network operator GÉANT for supply of the optical transport systems company’s Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform backed by the Coriant Transcend Chorus transport network management platform. GÉANT will use the optical systems and software in its fiber backbone network in support of data center interconnect (DCI) and alien wavelength applications via core points of presence (PoPs) such as London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Paris, Geneva, and Marseilles.
The Groove G30s will support transmission of 100G, 150G, and 200G coherent line rates, with an upgrade path to 400G. Coriant asserts that, in addition to these capabilities, GÉANT selected the optical transport system for its 1RU form factor, low power consumption, and pay-as-you-grow scalability.
“The research and education communities that GÉANT and its National Research and Education Network (NREN) partners serve have always been at the forefront of requirements on network capabilities,” said Bram Peeters, chief network operations officer at GÉANT. “Bandwidth demands continue to grow dramatically across many scientific disciplines, and with Coriant’s cost-optimized Groove G30 solution we expect to be able to bring the right levels of capacity and resiliency to keep in step with this evolution.”
“GÉANT and its NREN partners play a critical role in Europe by providing the robust infrastructure that allows the best and brightest minds to collaborate virtually and drive innovation by accelerating research,” said Ronald Van der Kraan, managing director, Europe, Coriant. "We are excited to advance our technology collaboration with GÉANT and help them continue to deliver the service performance and scale that more than 50 million research and education users rely on.”
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