T-Mobile Polska, one of the largest mobile operators in Poland, has launched a long-haul 400 Gigabit Ethernet (400GbE) service.
The company selected a coherent optical solution from Ciena, a networking systems, services and software company, for its high-performance, flexible 800G network.
Leveraging Ciena’s technology, T‑Mobile Polska will be able to offer a new long-distance 400GbE service to its enterprise, content provider, and wholesale customers. This, say the partners, will enable T‑Mobile Polska to address exponential traffic expansion brought on by the growth in remote work, learning, and entertainment in the country and to satisfy skyrocketing bandwidth demands from data services and cloud applications.
T‑Mobile Polska is deploying Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics over a 6500 fully flexible colourless, directionless and contentionless photonic system.
With digitization a driving force for growth in the business sector, the Ciena solution will be used to provide high-capacity 500Gbps–800Gbps wavelength connectivity, low latency, and reliability, making it possible to transport services such as 5G, cloud, and data centre interconnect (DCI) at a lower cost per bit.
Additionally, encryption capabilities allow for the secure transmission of sensitive financial and government data.
The network is managed by Ciena’s Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, allowing for operational efficiency and quick turnup of new services. With MCP, says Ciena, T‑Mobile Polska can rapidly identify, troubleshoot, and repair any issues that may arise.