vitroconnect backbone network relies on Tellabs

vitroconnect, the FTTx service provider in Germany with more than 10,000 kilometers of glass fiber network cable, relies on the Tellabs 7100 Optical Transport System in building its backbone network.

Demand for high-bandwidth services is growing rapidly in Germany. The networks are under constant pressure to provide the differentiating services that customers require. Tellabs’ optical solution provides the reliability and flexibility required in the heart of vitroconnect’s network.

The Tellabs 7100 series is a ROADM-based WDM system, which provides flexible, virtually unlimited bandwidth and industry-leading reliability of 99.9999% (six nines). In addition, the optical system is very easy to operate with state-of-the-art monitoring, self-restoring, automatically adjusting and troubleshooting capabilities.

Service providers need to increase density and reduce costs. Increased density produces more energy-efficient networks and architectures. The Tellabs 7100 series addresses this need with the high-density system-on-a-blade concept.

Tellabs has integrated advanced technologies into a single blade rather than requiring separate network elements to do the same work. Tellabs’ ROADM-based optical solution provides higher bandwidth capabilities with fewer network modules and in a smaller footprint. In addition, the network is easy to expand, as a result of the system-on-blade concept.

“We need to be able to fully trust our backbone network. Tellabs’ solution provides not only reliability, but it can also meet the unpredictable bandwidth needs of our customers,” said Michael Lakenbrink, Head of Sales of vitroconnect. “In addition, we can cut capital and operating expenses by seamlessly adding new services and locations in a matter of hours, not weeks.”

“The Tellabs 7100 system sets no services or bandwidth boundaries for vitroconnect. Our optical solution will enable vitroconnect to grow and expand as it wishes,” said Tarcisio Ribeiro, Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Tellabs. “Tellabs has integrated the latest Carrier Ethernet and optical network switching technology into the platform to provide high-speed, high-bandwidth services at lower cost.”

As part of this deal, Tellabs partnered with Dimension Data, an ICT services solutions provider. Tarcisio Ribeiro notes, “The Tellabs 7100 system provides the heart of the backbone network, and Dimension Data complements the solution with services and technical expertise to support the local requirements in Germany.”

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