CANARIE chooses Nokia for R&E backbone network IP routers

March 28, 2023
The fiber backbone network enhancement will enable 100G and 400G services support.

Nokia says it will supply its 7750 Service Router to Canadian national research and education network operator CANARIE to enable enhanced IP/MPLS capabilities on CANARIE’s backbone network. The fiber backbone network upgrade will enable 100G and 400G services support.

CANARIE operates a more than 34,000-km network that connects 13 provincial and territorial networks to each other and to more than 100 research and education networks worldwide. The IP/MPLS upgrade will help the network provide more than 46 Tbps of capacity. The Nokia platforms also will enable network automation and DDoS security via advanced telemetry streams of flow-level data and insights in near-real time, according to the technology vendor.

“We are pleased to work with Nokia as we continually improve the capabilities of Canada’s National Research and Education Network,” commented Mark Wolff, CTO at CANARIE. “Nokia networking technology will allow CANARIE to better connect Canada’s researchers, educators, and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.”

“We are thrilled to work with CANARIE and equip the scientific community across Canada and globally with proven IP technology. This more than triples CANARIE’s wide area network capabilities from 100G to 400G, while enhancing their resiliency, security, and flexibility,” added Dr. Vach Kompella, vice president, IP Networks Division at Nokia.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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