1&1 Versatel chooses Coriant mTera Universal switching solution

Coriant, a supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, have announced that 1&1 Versatel, one of the providers of data, Internet and voice services in Germany, has deployed the Coriant® mTera® Universal Switching and Transport Solution to increase the capacity and enhance the bandwidth management capabilities of its nationwide high-speed fiber optic backbone network, the company said.

The Coriant solution, which includes state-of-the-art OTN switching and sophisticated end-to-end network management, will enable 1&1 Versatel to cost-efficiently meet increasing customer demand for network bandwidth while enhancing service delivery across the entire federal republic.

The 1&1 Versatel nationwide fiber optic backbone network spans more than 42,000 kilometers and is the second largest in Germany. The high-capacity infrastructure supports a wide range of business and residential communications services, including high-speed data transfer of speeds up to 100G, easily upgradable to 200G.

To maximize utilization of its fiber optic assets and enhance the resiliency, scalability, and flexibility of its broadband services, 1&1 Versatel has deployed the mTera in major backbone sites across Germany and is currently extending deployment to its regional fiber optic networks.

The mTera is an extremely flexible multiservice transport solution that supports software-defined Universal Switching, including OTN, Carrier Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and SONET/SDH in a single, power-efficient system architecture. With a compact form factor that supports an extremely dense 7 Tbps of universal switching capacity per shelf with up to 12 Tbps of total switching capacity per rack, the mTera provides 1&1 Versatel a scalable foundation for future network growth.

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of edge-to-core packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of end-user services, including 5G, IoT, and Internet video.