Wind Tre selects Nokia for new Italian backbone

Wind Tre selects Nokia for new Italian backbone

14 January 2022 | Natalie Bannerman

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Nokia has been selected by Wind Tre in Italy to deploy a new, high performance optical backbone.

The new photonic backbone will form part of Wind Tre’s nationwide network and addressing the growing need for ultra-fast connectivity as well as delivering high capacity services to business customers.

“Nokia’s solution based on industry-leading coherent technology will help us provide next generation broadband services to both consumer and business customers in the most efficient way," said Benoit Hanssen, chief technology officer at Wind Tre.

"It will also enable us to grow our subscriber base and provide best-in-class experience to WINDTRE’s existing customers."

Specifically, the new infrastructure will feature a cost-effective DWDM solution using Nokia’s fifth generation PSE-V super-coherent (PSE-Vs) chipset to support programmable line rates of up to 600G on a pure photonic infrastructure, thereby optimising power consumption and the network footprint.

The solution also features redundant nodes in a wave router configuration, a mesh structure and GMPLS-based restoration, enabling the new infrastructure to instantly re-route traffic as needed.

“We have a long standing and successful relationship with Wind Tre and are very happy to expand this by deploying its new optical backbone," said Sergio Solivera Vela, vice president of the Mediterranean region at Nokia.

"Our latest coherent technology solutions will provide Wind Tre with massive capacity that grows as subscriber demand increases, without sacrificing reliability.”

The Nokia PSE-V is a family of Digital Signal Processors (DSP) supporting Nokia's next generation of high-performance, high-capacity transponders, packet-optical switches, disaggregated compact modular and subsea terminal platforms. 

The PSE-Vs leverage the industry’s only second generation probabilistic constellation shaping with continuous baud rate adjustment, and supports higher wavelength capacities over longer distances – including support for 400G over any distance – over spectrally efficient 100GHz WDM channels while further reducing network costs and power consumption per bit.