Telecommunications company GlobalNet from Russia has upgraded its flexible grid network with Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) coherent optical technology. This upgrade would allow GlobalNet to offer “unique, high-performance” connectivity services to its customers.
GlobalNet offers connectivity services to communication operators and corporate clients in high-bandwidth sectors, including content delivery, media and storage. To support its customer needs, GlobalNet has deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e), which would allow GlobalNet customers to provide “reliable, flexible and cost-efficient” access to higher-quality bandwidth to interconnect data centers.
Following the upgrade, GlobalNet achieved significant efficiency improvements across its flexible grid network and more than doubled the speed of delivered bandwidth to its customers, according to Ciena. GlobalNet achieved industry leading capacity across all links in its network, including 600Gb/s between Moscow and St. Petersburg and 800Gb/s to interconnect data centers in St. Petersburg.
“The launch of 800Gb/s will enable us to tap into industry-leading innovations to set new standards for GlobalNet network performance,” said Vladimir V. Vedeneev, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GlobalNet. “In today’s fast-paced world, the operator needs to provide subsequent capabilities to meet customer’s rapidly changing needs. With WaveLogic 5, we implemented the first 800G solution in Russia and strengthened our leadership in providing the highest performance optical connections to the market.”
Optimized for 100GbE/400GbE
GlobalNet has deployed WL5e on Ciena’s Waveserver 5 compact interconnect platform, which is optimized for efficient 100GbE/400GbE client services connectivity across any distance, addressing requirements of the most demanding data services and applications.
“Across the globe, service providers are looking for ways to reduce the cost per bit and speed the delivery of new services,” said Yaniv Hagadish, Regional Manager in EMEA, Ciena. “Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 helps put GlobalNet ahead of the curve by creating a more robust and adaptive network that can satisfy customer demands today and into the future.”