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Nokia Siemens Networks, Funet complete successful long-distance 100G field trial

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Nokia Siemens Networks, Funet complete successful long-distance 100G field trial

Nokia Siemens Networks expands bandwidth for Funet across 1,000 Km

Nokia Siemens Networks and Finnish University and Research Network (Funet) have successfully concluded a field trial for simultaneously deploying 10G (gigabits per second) and 100G optical network connections for a distance of 1,000 Km. The test validates Funet’s ability to provide an efficient optical network built for the future, and affirms Nokia Siemens Networks’ leadership position in optical transport.

Funet provides network connectivity to Finnish research and higher education organizations. The trial confirmed that Funet’s installed base can be used to deliver 10G and 100G services simultaneously to meet its clients demands for bandwidth as required for working with ‘big data’ sets for scientific projects.

The 100G trial was done as a plug-and-play integration of Nokia Siemens Networks’ 100GbE transponder* with its DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) platform hiT 7300**. This allowed the use of 10G and 100G in parallel across a distance of 1,000 Km. Nokia Siemens Networks’ network management tools automated the process, enabling Funet to cost-efficiently upload the software and install the hardware.

A second test using the DWDM platform hiT 7300 and third-party 100G transponders successfully demonstrated that Nokia Siemens Networks’ standardized optical networks solution can be combined with any equipment, thereby protecting the investment in the infrastructure. In addition, the optical channel protection mechanism integrated in the DWDM platform ensured that the traffic was automatically routed to a secondary connection when the primary connection was interrupted.

Juha Oinonen, development manager of Funet, said: “As demand for high capacity data transmission is constantly growing, 100G transmission has already become a key requirement for research and education networks. We have worked with Nokia Siemens Networks since 2008 and yet again the company’s technology has proven to be flexible, cost efficient, future proof and easy to operate.”

“A flexible optical transport plane is a necessity for today’s and future transport networks,” said Herbert Merz, head of Optical Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks.

“Our best-in-class DWDM platform leverages the value of existing fiber assets and optimizes the network. This helps us to increase the bandwidth to 100G and beyond while protecting network efficiency and decreasing capital costs.”

On December 3, 2012, Nokia Siemens Networks and Marlin Equity Partners announced that they had reached an agreement for Nokia Siemens Networks to sell its Optical Networks business unit to Marlin Equity Partners. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2013. The announcement outlined that the deal would result in the unit being established as an independent company, named Coriant, with the goal of becoming a leading provider in the optical market.

About Funet

Funet is the Finnish University and Research Network, providing network services and connectivity in collaboration with international research and education network community for Finnish research and higher education organizations. Funet is operated by CSC — IT Center for Science Ltd (CSC), a not-for-profit company administered by the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. http://www.funet.fi/

About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.4 billion euros in 2012. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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