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Netnod Powers New Optical IX Service With ADVA Optical Networking’s 400G DCI Technology

May 2017 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

ADVA Optical Networking announced that Netnod, an internet exchange operator in the Nordic region, will deploy its FSP 3000 CloudConnect(TM) with QuadFlex(TM) 400Gbit/s technology to create its new Optical IX service. The newly installed transport infrastructure, which also features ADVA Optical Networking’s reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs) and FSP Network Hypervisor, enables Netnod to offer customers complete traffic control as well as connectivity options up to 100Gbit/s.

"ADVA Optical Networking’s DCI technology will enable Netnod to offer industry-leading optical IX services. With a scalable platform built to accommodate significant increases in capacity, Netnod can offer customers more choice of how they connect and exchange traffic," said Lars Michael Jogbäck, CEO, Netnod. "Together with ADVA Optical Networking, Netnod is taking network automation to the next level. By offering a flexible, future-proof infrastructure with software-defined networking in the optical layer, Netnod will continue to be the number one choice for access to the highly-interconnected Nordic region, as well as the crucial Russian and Baltic markets."

The new 96-channel infrastructure features ADVA Optical Networking’s open optical layer enhanced with FSP 3000 QuadFlex(TM) 400Gbit/s capabilities. This creates an increase in capacity through two 200Gbit/s wavelengths operating at 16QAM within an optical super-channel. Built on dynamically operating ROADMs for fully automated control, the directionless optical transport system provides flexibility. This enables Netnod’s customers to choose to interconnect across its optical, physical or data link network layer. It also provides the freedom to select single ports or fully redundant options. What’s more, with ADVA Optical Networking’s multi-degree ROADM technology and FSP Network Hypervisor, Netnod has a complete foundation for software-defined networking.

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