Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Vodafone and Ciena complete successful 400G network trial

Vodafone New Zealand and Ciena complete successful 400G network trial


Vodafone New Zealand and network specialist Ciena® Corporation have completed a successful field trial of 400Gb/s data transmission over an existing optical link carrying live network traffic.

The trial was conducted over a 200-kilometre route between data centres at Auckland’s North Shore and Hamilton, demonstrating the viability of using innovative technology to achieve speeds up to 40 times faster – without requiring costly network upgrades to Vodafone’s robust fibre infrastructure*.

As a result, Vodafone foresees the opportunity to add a network equivalent of “high-speed traffic lanes” for customers with high-demand requirements.

Tony Baird, Vodafone’s Head of Networks, says the trial is a further milestone in the development of its network.

“Our customers are increasingly turning to the cloud and other high-bandwidth services, and we’re seeing an insatiable demand for content, so the need for a reliable, low-latency network to enable the use of these services is paramount.

“This technology offers the flexibility and scalability needed to meet these demands – at 100Gb/s speeds, 400Gb/s speeds and beyond – providing a programmable network that we can ramp up, essentially at the flick of a switch.”

Tony continues: “The trial validates Vodafone’s leadership in deploying new network technologies designed to meet exponential growth in demand for data – and means our customers can feel assured that our network is future-proofed to meet their needs.”

In September last year, Vodafone deployed a 100Gb/s network using Ciena’s WaveLogic 3 technology, connecting New Zealand’s major metro areas – Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. At 1,500 kilometres across land and under sea, the connection is believed to be one of the longest 100Gb/s networks globally, and a first in New Zealand. And in 2012, the company connected the country’s first 100Gb/s data network by linking two of its Auckland data centres.

Anthony McLauchlan, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena, explains: “Vodafone New Zealand is constantly looking to evolve its network to scale and meet the demands of not just today, but tomorrow and beyond. Through this collaboration with Ciena, Vodafone has proven it can support high-speed data and significantly increase the traffic-carrying capacity of optical channels with no change to the underlying infrastructure – and that is a significant coup for any operator in this highly competitive market.”


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Finance: Major Campaign To End "Gross Overtaxation Of Savings"

The campaign – which includes a special web site through which New Zealanders can e-mail their own and other MPs and party leaders – is backed by Age Concern, Consumer NZ, the Financial Services Council and the Taxpayers’ Union. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Leighton-Led WGP To Build, Manage Transmission Gully

The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed Leighton Holdings, has won the $1 billion contract to build the Transmission Gully road north of Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news