Ericsson (ERIC) – the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators, has commercially deployed by Deutsche Telekom, its AG 40-Gbit/sec multi-haul WDM system, the Marconi MHL 3000 in the German core network. This step follows in-depth testing, optimization and systems integration.
The Marconi MHL 3000, which is a multi-reach Optical DWDM platform for Metro & Core applications, designed for high flexibility when deploying network infrastructure, provides high bandwidth optimization as well as protocol independent transport of SDH/SONET, Ethernet and SAN services, ranging from 100 Mbit/s to 40 Gbit/s, ready for 100Gb/s.
As one of Deutsche Telekom’s suppliers of WDM equipment since 2005, the Marconi MHL 3000 solution will now enable Deutsche Telekom to implement a highly efficient IP network with 40 Gbps connections on existing ROADM infrastructure satisfying traffic growth.
Ericsson’s 40 Gbps is a key technology in next generation networks which provides the necessary bandwidth in core networks to meet the growing broadband traffic demand from business and residential customers using new multimedia services.
Through its “plug and play” architecture, MHL’s operational complexity is kept to a minimum. This simplifies network planning, commissioning, maintenance and control, resulting in reduced network complexity and lower cost of ownership.
Thorsten Sauer, Ericsson’s head of the global customer account, Deutsche Telekom in Germany said: “We are proud to support Deutsche Telekom in their commercial launch of 40 Gbps WDM services. Deutsche Telekom is one of the operators being at the forefront of migration to Next Generation Networks. 40 Gbps WDM solutions are indispensable in this process because they allow a cost efficient growing of networks, both regarding to capex and opex.”
Operators world-wide are planning for deployment of the 40Gbps WDM technology to expand capacity in their networks to cope with fast-growing broadband bandwidth demands based on Marconi’s MHL 3000 reliability and future proof solution in the market for transporting huge data traffic between network routers in core networks.