Everything is getting smarter these days. From the phone in your pocket and the car you drive, to the network powering your favorite application, technology is turning a corner. As the network evolves, artificial intelligence is playing a central role in attaining adaptive network performance and a truly intelligent network.
Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert) Global Carrier announced enhancements to the Deutsche Telekom network, specifically deploying the Ciena WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution to improve and extend bandwidth services.
Bertold Frech, Head of Carrier Enterprise Services, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier explained, “Technology changes very fast with new trends and services emerging constantly in the digital era. Most of these trends have the need for high capacity, high performance connectivity in common, which is the foundation for many of these new digital services. Ciena’s expertise in the optical network realm has been invaluable as we continue to find ways to enable these services for our international carrier customers. As we are upgrading our network we provide the agility and flexibility to support the new high-powered applications that are disrupting the market.”
The newly deployed Ciena solution instantly elevates the end user experience for Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier customers and enables Lambda Connect services to come to market. The more adaptive network touting lower latency and larger bandwidth shows off its new found agility courtesy of Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform. The WaveLogic Ai powered platform allows for end-to-end optical services and improved connectivity for European carriers and Internet content providers.
Another critical piece to the project is Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, introducing automation, service management and real-time network visibility. The next phase involves Ciena migrating the Deutsche Telekom network to a flexible grid network, optimized to provide exceptional agility and programmability.
Jason Phipps, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Ciena, noted, “We collaborate with service providers to deliver real value and greater competitive advantage in the market. With our innovative WaveLogic Ai and Blue Planet MCP solutions, we can ensure our customers are better positioned to adapt and accommodate varying connectivity requirements for high-bandwidth applications.”
Ciena is spearheading a migration to modernization, riding innovation in areas like artificial intelligence and coherent optics and giving the adaptive network shape.
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Edited by Maurice Nagle