BICS deploys Coriant Groove Solution

Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, has announced BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has begun deployment of the Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform in its pan-European network, the company said.

The Coriant solution will enable BICS to cost-efficiently serve the growing need for high-capacity, low latency connectivity in major European metropolitan area markets, including London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Marseille. BICS selected the Groove G30 for its industry-leading high density, ultra-low power consumption, and innovative plug-and-play system architecture optimized for cost-efficient scalability.

BICS is using the industry-leading Groove transmission solution to support the delivery of metro-based high-capacity, low latency point-to-point services, including 10G, coherent 100G, and OTU4 services. Initial deployment of the Groove systems began in Marseille last month and is now carrying live traffic. Additional deployments are planned for Brussels, Frankfurt, London, and other major European metropolitan area markets in the coming months.

The Coriant Groove G30 Platform is purpose-built to deliver programmable, high speed, and secure bandwidth that today´s mobile, video, and cloud applications require, with ultra-low power consumption, high density, and flexibility for high-performance connectivity at the lowest total cost.

The stackable solution supports 3.2 terabits of capacity throughput in a compact and highly pluggable 1RU form factor, and enables service providers and cloud and data center operators to build their own scalable and secure transmission and optical line solutions with best-in-class functions, all enabled through open APIs. The solution supports programmable DWDM line interface to optimize the bandwidth and performance of high-capacity transmission from 100G to 400G in metro, regional, or long-haul transport and/or DCI applications.