Coriant supplies optical transport systems for Turkmenistan national backbone

SDN-enabled optical transport systems specialist Coriant says it has supplied DWDM, MPLS-TP, and service management technologies to the Turkmenistan's Ministry of Communications as part of a new national backbone network deployment. The new infrastructure will enable the ministry to scale transport capacity, expand transit connectivity to neighboring countries, a flexibly provision bandwidth services for government, enterprise, mobile, and residential end-user customers, Coriant says.

SDN-enabled optical transport systems specialist Coriant says it has supplied DWDM, MPLS-TP, and service management technologies to the Turkmenistan's Ministry of Communications as part of a new national backbone network deployment. The new infrastructure will enable the ministry to scale transport capacity, expand transit connectivity to neighboring countries, a flexibly provision bandwidth services for government, enterprise, mobile, and residential end-user customers, Coriant says.

The new packet-optical transport backbone network connects all the major cities of Turkmenistan, with cross-border transit provided via terrestrial long haul/ultra-long haul and submarine cable links. Coriant says it supplied its hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform for core applications and the 7090 Packet Transport Platform for network edge requirements.

The Coriant Transport Network Management System (TNMS) will support end-to-end service management in the integrated Layer 0-2 transport network, the company adds.

The new fiber-optic network will address the growing demand for backbone capacity driven by high-bandwidth end-user services and applications, including LTE, mobile backhaul, e-government, data center interconnect (DCI), and residential internet access.

"Our new state-of-the-art backbone network will play a critical role in meeting the current and future communications needs of all of our citizens, while creating a strong foundation for economic development and regional cooperation," said an unidentified representative of the Ministry of Communications quoted in a Coriant press release. "We chose Coriant as a partner for this project because of their demonstrated technical leadership and highly competitive solution offering."

In addition to the networking technology, Coriant also supplied engineering, installation, testing, project management, commissioning, and maintenance services.

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