BSNL of India Strengthens Network Offering with Coriant
Coriant Expands Managed Leased Line Network for World’s Largest Copper Network
NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 13 January 2015 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), one of India’s leading telecommunications companies, to expand its existing Managed Leased Line Network (MLLN). The Coriant™ 8100 Managed Access System will further enhance BSNL’s ability to meet the increased and flexible bandwidth needs of its financial services and enterprise customers. The network expansion is part of BSNL’s continued effort to support new business-critical applications and continuity strategies for its customers.
BSNL’s network now boasts one of the world’s largest installed base of Coriant 8100 data access products. The solution series supports a wide range of technologies, traffic and media. It delivers reliable and flexible services without compromising on scalability or manageability for future network growth. The end-to-end organization of connections throughout the entire services lifecycle enables higher network reliability and lowers operating costs.
“The MLLN is the most reliable and profitable part of our business, catering primarily to the financial services industry. Network requirements in this sector are incredibly complex as they need hundreds of connections and must support rapid trading and robust disaster recovery. That meant choosing the right supplier was a business critical decision,” said Mr. M Aruna Kumar, General Manager, Core Network Planning (CNP), BSNL India. “With a proven history of delivering high-quality networking solutions and world-class service and support, Coriant met all our key requirements for this network expansion initiative.”
“The ever-increasing demand for greater network capacity is nowhere more apparent than in the financial services industry. Financial communications services require flexible and resilient connectivity, and always-on performance to meet mission-critical business demands,” said Mikko Lavanti, Executive Vice President of Sales, Coriant. “Our 8100 Managed Access System will allow BSNL to continue to deliver reliable broadband services to its customers, while at the same time enable them to expand and seamlessly scale their high-capacity service offerings in a manageable and secure environment.”
The new BSNL network will also utilize the robust capabilities of the Coriant™ 8000 Intelligent Network Manager (INM). With this single management system, the 8000 INM offers service providers full end-to-end support for commissioning and monitoring services, making service changes, and performing troubleshooting. This single overarching network manager simplifies network management and can improve profitability and competitiveness through operational efficiency.
Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is an industry-leading supplier of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions. We serve over 500 customers globally, including 90% of the world’s top 50 service providers. Our packet optical, edge router, and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions enable mobile and fixed line operators to reduce network complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of high-bandwidth services and applications. Coriant was formed from the distinguished technology heritage and proven networking expertise of Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. The company operates worldwide in more than 48 countries, with R&D centers in Asia, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Canada, and the United States, as well as a state-of-the-art production center in Berlin, Germany. Learn more at www.coriant.com.