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NTT Com to rollout Ciena’s Optical Technology for DCI in Japan

17 November 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has announced that NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) will deploy a single-wave 800G line speed solution for Data Centre Interconnect (DCI).

NTT Com will upgrade its DCI network to be more programmable, to accommodate the rapid growth of 5G, gaming and cloud services.

 “Since its inception, NTT Com has continued to take on the challenges of the Internet, delivering value in terms of convenience, efficiency and security through connectivity,” said Junichi Iimuro, Vice President of Infrastructure Design Department, Platform Services Division, NTT Com.

“By upgrading to a high-quality, reliable 800G ultra high-capacity DCI network, we aim to enable our customers to achieve an even more dynamic digital experience and robust business results."

Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme optical platform delivers more capacity and lower power for high bandwidth applications, according to the company.

Using wavelength-multiplexing technology, NTT Com’s upgraded network can support capacity up to 33.6Tbps between data centres in metro area. As new requirements from end users emerge, Ciena’s 800G will scale as needed.

“With a proven track record of providing scale and capacity in Japan and globally, Ciena’s industry-leading 800G will enable NTT Com to provide a network that can adapt and drive stronger outcomes for end users,” said Kazuyasu Takahashi, Vice President and General Manager, Ciena Japan.

“This deployment will reinforce our commitment to delivering premium product and service quickly and efficiently.”

Earlier this year, Ciena joined the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network Global Forum (IOWN GF) co-founded by NTT, Intel Corporation and Sony Corporation to define the next generation communications infrastructure in Japan.

Ciena provide solutions that help its customers create the Adaptive Network in response to the changing demands of their end-users.