Coriant says that French internet service provider (ISP) CELESTE has introduced a range of new services for its enterprise customers via the Coriant 7100 Packet Optical Transport Platforms in CELESTE's nationwide network. The services include guaranteed symmetrical bandwidth of 80 Gbps, which Coriant asserts CELESTE can boost to 160 Gbps as customer requirements demand.
CELESTE's fiber-optic network spans more than 2,500 km to connect major metropolitan markets throughout France, including connections to international peering points. The ISP originally deployed the now Coriant 7100 Nano in its fiber-optic network in 2011 delivered from the original developer, Tellabs (see "Celeste selects Tellabs for nationwide fiber-optic network, delivers 1-Gbps Internet connection for enterprises in France"). Coriant backer Marlin Equity Partners acquired Tellabs in 2013, spinning the Tellabs' PON line into a separate company (see "Marlin Equity closes Tellabs acquisition" and "Marlin Equity Partners reshuffles executive deck ahead of Coriant, Tellabs merger") and keeping the packet-optical transport lines within Coriant. CELESTE subsequently has begun deployments of the 7100 Pico Packet Optical Transport Platforms as well as additional 7100 Nano units, says a Coriant source.
Coriant says that new 7100-enabled services enhance CELESTE's enterprise offerings for such applications as business continuity, disaster recovery, remote data replication, and data center Interconnect (DCI).
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