Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, an international wholesale unit of Deutsche Telekom, recently turned up the first European 800G network, connecting its data centres in Vienna, Austria. The technology, provided in cooperation with Ciena, will satisfy customers’ demands for higher speeds and efficiency, which are especially important for applications such as IoT, cloud computing and video.
Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier welcomes Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) to satisfy surging traffic requirements across its pan-European network.
800Gb/s transmission was successfully implemented between data centres in Austria and validated for stability and error rates in a live environment.
The technology innovation, which is based on higher spectrum efficiency, will allow Deutsche Telekom to transport eight 100G of data traffic in less than 100Ghz of spectrum and is optimised for high capacity 100GE and 400GE customer interface connectivity. It is the industry’s first solution that can transport 2x400GE across a single 800G wavelength.
This next technology step supports the extension of the highly efficient Deutsche Telekom network by further reducing shelf demand and power consumption for deployments in public telehouse exchange points.
“We pride ourselves on always being a step ahead and this move will push us over the threshold. It will help us achieve a significant industry milestone by delivering the first 800G network in Europe,” said Rolf Nafziger, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier.