Nokia Supplies NL-ix with New IP platforms Enabling 400GE and 800GE

NL-IXNokia has expanded its relationship with NL-ix, one of the largest European distributed internet exchange providers. Nokia will provide its “cutting-edge” 7750 SR-s systems, which are powered by the revolutionary routing silicon FP5. The implementation of 400GE and 800GE access and interconnection services for its cloud provider and national research and education network (NREN) clients may now start thanks to the deployment.

This deployment of Nokia’s FP5 is one of the earliest in Europe. With its high capacity 400GE and 800GE capability, NL-ix would be better able to satisfy the demands of its present and potential clients for faster speed access and interconnection services at lower prices and with improved power efficiency. In the same amount of room and power, FP5 hardware can offer more than three times the capacity of Nokia FP4 hardware.

With the new Nokia 7750 SR-14 deployment, any of the more than 100 European data centers that NL-ix manages will be able to provide 800GE connectivity and boost the density of 400GE services. The IP deployment completes the 2021 delivery of Nokia’s low latency optical transport network across Europe via NL-ix.

Rapid Expansion of NL-ix

“We have an existing relationship with Nokia that started with the deployment and upgrade of our pan-European optical transport network,” said Jan Paul Dekker, CTO at NL-ix. “With growing customer demand for higher speed access and interconnection as well as optical transport between our data center locations, Nokia was the natural choice to help us evolve our IP network to meet the requirements of our diverse customer base. This upgrade allows us to serve those customers who already have a need for the lightning speed and ultra-high capacity that 800GE provides.”

“The rapid expansion of NL-ix makes it one of the largest and fastest growing internet exchange providers in the world,” said Mark Vanderhaegen, Director of Webscale Accounts at Nokia. “With this growth comes increasing customer demand for much higher speed access and interconnection. We are delighted that NL-ix has chosen Nokia’s market-leading IP routing platforms powered by FP5 silicon to upgrade its pan-European IP network infrastructure to 800Gb/s speeds.”