TeliaSonera deploys pan-European 100G optical network

31 July 2012 | Kavit Majithia


TeliaSonera has deployed a new fibre-optic network to deliver 100G speeds to handle future IP traffic growth.

The new overlay network has been implemented across Europe to address the amount of growth in data traffic. TeliaSonera has partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) for the new network – the company’s existing optical network was also provided by the same vendor.

“The increased adoption of bandwidth-hungry applications requires capacity upgrades,” said Mattias Fridström, VP, head of technology at TeliaSonera. “We share a long standing relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks and are very satisfied with its installed base in 10G and 40G wavelengths across the European segment of our global network.”

Nokia Siemens Networks has deployed a new 100G DWDM network. Its solutions will enable low latency solutions, and aid the transition to 100G speeds. NSN will also provide TeliaSonera with a full set of services including software maintenance.

Mikko Lavanti, head of optical networks sales and support at NSN, said the new network has the potential to be upgraded to 400G and beyond.