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1&1 Versatel Selects Coriant MTera For Backbone Network

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Universal switching and transport solution will help to meet bandwidth demand in Germany

Coriant, a supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions, has announced that 1&1 Versatel, a provider of data, Internet and voice services in Germany, has deployed Coriant's mTera Universal Switching and Transport Solution in its nationwide high-speed fibre optic backbone network.

The Coriant solution, which includes OTN switching and end-to-end network management, will enable 1&1 Versatel to meet increasing customer demand for network bandwidth while enhancing service delivery across the entire federal republic.

The 1&1 Versatel nationwide fibre optic backbone network spans more than 42,000 kilometers and is the second largest in Germany.

The high-capacity infrastructure supports a wide range of business and residential communications services, including high-speed data transfer of speeds up to 100G, easily upgradable to 200G. 1&1 Versatel has deployed the mTera in major backbone sites across Germany and is currently extending deployment to its regional fibre optic networks.



"Access to reliable and scalable broadband services in the gigabit age is a catalyst for economic growth and competitive differentiation for companies both large and small," said Jürgen Hernichel, CEO, 1&1 Versatel. "With the ability to efficiently manage high-speed service traffic and deploy capacity quickly, the Coriant solution will allow us to keep pace with our customers' bandwidth demands and deliver the advanced services that help them become more competitive in the market."

Purpose-built for network modernisation, the Coriant mTera solution will enable 1&1 Versatel to cost-efficiently aggregate, groom, and transport diverse traffic types, while supporting seamless and cost-effective migration of legacy traffic, including SDH.

The mTera is a multiservice transport solution that supports software-defined Universal Switching, including OTN, Carrier Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and SONET/SDH. It supports 7 Tbps of universal switching capacity per shelf with up to 12 Tbps of total switching capacity per rack.


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