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GlobalNet selects Ciena for Russia’s first 800G network

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Russian telco GlobalNet has upgraded its flexible grid network with Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 technology.

The network upgrade enables GlobalNet to offer unique, high-performance connectivity services to its customers.

Specifically, GlobalNet deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e), which allows its customers to provide reliable, flexible and cost-efficient access to higher-quality bandwidth to interconnect data centres.

“The launch of 800Gb/s will enable us to tap into industry-leading innovations to set new standards for GlobalNet network performance,” said Vladimir Vedeneev, chief executive officer at 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.”

Once the upgrade was completed, GlobalNet show significant efficiency improvements across its flexible grid network and more than doubled the speed of delivered bandwidth to its customers.

According to the company, this included ‘industry leading capacity’ across all links in its network, including 600Gbps between Moscow and St. Petersburg and 800Gbps to interconnect data centres in St. Petersburg.

“Across the globe, service providers are looking for ways to reduce the cost per bit and speed the delivery of new services,” added Yaniv Hagadish, regional manager of EMEA at 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.”

GlobalNet deployed WL5e on Ciena’s Waveserver 5 compact interconnect platform, which is optimised for efficient 100GbE/400GbE client services connectivity across any distance, addressing requirements of the most demanding data services and applications.

In related news, Telia Carrier chose Ciena’s integrated C&L-Band photonic line system to upgrade its network. Once completed, the upgrade will double usable signal spectrum.

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