Ciena and Eurotranstelecom (ETT) have declared that they have jointly installed a 100G network based on the 6500 packet optical platform from Ciena across Eastern Europe.
The network which runs for a distance of 560 km connects Ukraine’s capital Khiev and Kharkov, which is located in the northeast. It uses WaveLogic coherent optical processors, which enable ETT to scale up to higher speed connectivity and establish cost effectiveness. ETT further plans to connect the 100G network to major areas such as Donetsk, Lvov, Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa thus providing Russian and Ukrainian operators with higher bandwidth.
The technology provided by Ciena is highly scalable and thus enables ETT to upgrade its existing optical DWDM network to 100G without the need to redesign the network. With the technology provided by Ciena, ETT can run 10G, 40G and 100G networks at the same time and also reduce costs of overall operations by upgrading to higher bandwidth. The 100G network is part of 6000 km of optical fibre network, which has already been laid by ETT in the urban areas of Ukraine and has integrated it with networks in Russia, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. In order to ensure that the network is reliable, the optical cables for the network have been installed near railway lines in Ukraine. Ciena too has shipped over 9,000 coherent 40G/100G line interfaces to 100 customers located across the world. Other major customers of Ciena’s 100G coherent technology are Romanian Education Network, Verizon and SEAMEWE-4.