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Omantel launches 400GbE DCI service with Ciena

Omantel launches 400GbE DCI service with Ciena

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Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), one of Oman’s leading integrated telecommunications services providers, has announced the launch of a 400GbE DCI service utilising Ciena’s Data Centre Interconnect solution.

The service is designed to meet the rapidly rising connectivity demands of Omantel’s wholesale, cloud and content provider customers while delivering a superior customer experience through optimised performance.

Omantel’s 400GbE DCI service runs on Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics and is managed by the Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller. The Ciena solution gives Omantel the ability to deploy 100G and, for the first time, 400GbE DCI connectivity over wavelengths up to 800Gb/s to accommodate increasing network traffic.

“Our vision is for Oman to be the leading gateway to the region and beyond,” said Sohail Qadir, Vice President of Wholesale at Omantel. “We are bringing this mission to life and a recent example is our new 400GbE data centre interconnect service that we developed with Ciena.

“At Omantel, considering the numerous benefits on technical, commercial and social levels, we acted upon a clear strategy for data centres by partnering with Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company, to launch MC1, the premier carrier-neutral data centre in MENA. We are now taking the next step by introducing an innovative new DCI service, the first of its kind in the region.”

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