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Mattias Fridström, Vice President and Head of Technology at TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), recently sat down for an interview with the Dell’Oro Research Group and iMiller Public Relations. Mattias discussed TSICs recent innovations, including their newly enabled 100G optical network in North America and Europe. Big G is growing.
Background: Mattias has practically been with TeliaSonera International Carrier since the company’s inception. Surviving the telecommunications bust of 2002 when a significant part of the industry went bankrupt, TSIC was rescued by the merger of Telia and Sonera. TSIC carries an enormous amount of traffic in Europe as well as the world. They are also the carrier behind a number of other high-profile telecommunications and social media firms. Facebook outsourced their entire European operations to TSIC including wavelength.
Fiber: TSIC has 192 fiber strands between any cities; that is 96 fiber pairs, of which the majority is still dark. Europe is still reeling from the massive overbuild of fiber miles during the 1990s. There is so much overcapacity that it may take twenty years before new routes are laid. Customers care about the underlying company in the trench. Very often that is TSIC.
Services: TSIC provides Capacity, Infrastructure, Voice, IP and Ethernet Managed Services. They do not offer Ethernet services to corporate customers in general, but if a very large enterprise would inquire, they seek to assist them.
Network: The network is divided in halves. With two international POPs in all big cities, customers can buy separate routes to avoid any outages. Most customers appreciate this and are very willing to pay a premium for traffic that is never interrupted.
100Gig: TeliaSonera International Carrier is the first to provide 100G (100 gigabits per second) covering both Europe and North America. The driver is the lower cost per megabit. It is easier migrating one circuit instead of 10. And, while demand isn’t that significant yet, it is definitely expected to increase. Once the IP vendors can sell 100G ports at affordable prices, then the market for 100G will really take off. Currently, only the largest of the largest use 100G.
Future: Expect router prices from Cisco, Juniper, and others to come down, contributing to an increase in demand. Will there be urgency for anything higher that 100G? Not yet, but there will be talk about 200, 400, and 500G. To this end, TSIC is focused on continuing development on their large global IP network and servicing their expanding customer base. Expect more “firsts” coming from TSIC in the near future.
For more information about TeliaSonera International Carrier, visit www.teliasoneraic.com.
Two continent 100G (100 gigabits per second) network coverage is now available thanks to TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC). The first 100G network covering both Europe and North America is now available following the recent upgrade of TSIC’s pan-European network.
Previously, the North American network was upgraded to 100G in November 2012. The North American network connects 23 cities including the West Coast and is now complemented by the pan-European network, which stretches from Madrid to Moscow. Using 100G in North America and Europe, TSIC is reviewing options to upgrade its trans-Atlantic connection to 100G. When completed, a seamless 100G- enabled network connecting Europe to North America will be created.
The European 100G network upgrade is based on Nokia Siemens Networks’ (NSN) hiT 7300 platform. In the US, Infinera’s DTNX platform is used. This dual-vendor stance is part of maintaining the independence of TeliaSonera’s network and its ability to adapt to ever-changing and ever-increasing market demands.
The market need for higher bandwidth solutions continues to rise. TeliaSonera International Carrier recognizes this need by continuing their aggressive expansion. The company owns and operates its own global fiber backbone, allowing for fast deployment of technology required for a future-enabled network. For their wholesale customers, the 100G network provides the ability to scale up capacity without increasing both complexity and cost.
The new bi-continent service is just another first for TSIC. The company was the first to sell wholesale wavelengths, the first to offer high-end bandwidth on-demand, and the first to break the terabit barrier.
For more information about TeliaSonera International Carrier visit www.teliasoneraic.com.
Typical of electronic components and equipment, continuous initiatives to bring cost effective optical hardware to market in more compact sizes, and with higher performance is certainly trending in 2012.
Dell’Oro Group’s Optical Transport 5-Year Forecast identifies that sales of optical transport equipment will approach $19 billion by 2016. A large piece of that is tied to Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM), which is expected to lead the niche sector with a 10% compounded annual growth rate during the period.
Demand for this gear is largely driven by the need for more backhaul capacity – spanning both fixed and mobile broadband networks. Bandwidth solutions designed to address increasing demand for 40Gbps and 100Gbps DWDM will rapidly rise over the next few years as a result. In fact, www.lightwaveonline.com commented on Optical Industry Trends, 40G deployments continue at a rapid pace as www.lightwaveonline.com commented on Optical Industry Trends 2012, provided insight on the 40G reaches mainstream, with 100G close behind.
In 2011, 40G deployments continued at a rapid pace with strong demand from China and EMEA. The main driver in China was the need for greater overall Internet speeds, while EMEA’s demand was driven by rising sales of tablets and smartphones. A lot of NEMs are talking about 100G, but 40G is now being deployed all over the world and will continue to play an important role in networks once 100G is readily available.
Hardware for 100G networks began shipping in 2011, but not all parts of the technology are ready. Long-haul transponders for 100G are still in development as the industry decides on the best configuration. Some 100G components still need to be reduced in size and power consumption before the technology can reach full-scale deployment stages.
Earlier this month the Optical Fiber Communications Conference and Exposition and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC NFOEC) in Los Angeles brought out a strong industry representation, drawing over 500 exhibitors and some 11,000 visitors, representing 50 states and 65 countries, with over 500 Exhibitors on hand.
Darkstar DSM Scalable Optical Transport System
The DSM is the newest system in XKL’s DWDM solution platform that enables massive bandwidth transmission with the ease and reliability required by enterprise businesses. This platform offers fully integrated system architecture, managed through an easy-to-use router-type interface, in a compact, highly robust single rack unit. The platform does not require optical engineering expertise, runs on less than 100 Watts of power perability to transport 400Gbps of data as fast as 8.067 milliseconds on a test bed spanning 1650km. The DSM product line supports high-bandwidth capabilities starting with a minimum of 20 Gigabits of capacity, providing an easy to deploy and realistic entry platform for service providers and enterprise businesses seeking opportunities to gain more control over their network infrastructure.
On a quest for Terabit technology since 2001, Len Bosack has taken another stride toward his goal of engineering innovative optical transport solutions. XKL’s latest engineering feat brings 100G DWDM to clients in a cost-effective and efficient easy to use platform. This new 100G-transport technology indicates significant advancements in DWDM optical equipment and provides advanced support to power enterprise networks, data centers and regional/long-haul transmission routes.
According to Bosack, this announcement is only one of many that XKL is set to announce this year. He has implemented 100G DWDM optical networking transport solutions using advanced modulation techniques that provide more spectral efficiency. What is spectral efficiency you might ask? It’s the measure of how efficiently a limited frequency spectrum is utilized by the physical layer. In other words, if you can be efficient in transmitting light across your fiber, you can achieve more speed and bandwidth. That appears to be exactly what Len Bosack and his engineering team at XKL is set to improve.
What other features are important to XKL?
- Equipment must be compatible with the existing infrastructure that supports 10G DWDM deployments. This means equipment must be tolerant to PMD, CD, and other fiber nonlinearities as well as interoperate with existing engineering rules established for 10G.
- Systems must be easily deployed and managed. Equipment cannot require tweaking and be difficult when adding lambdas.
- Products must be highly robust, cost effective and enable industry leading low latency for data transmission.
For details on XKL’s latest announcement about it’s Universal Starter kit for 100G per lambda DWDM gear, visit www.xkl.com. To learn more about XKL’s DarkStar suite of products, email firstname.lastname@example.org.