Brazil's Vogel Telecom chooses Coriant to enhance national backbone network

Coriant, a supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, has announced that Vogel Telecom, a carrier´s carrier service provider in Brazil, has selected an integrated OTN switching and coherent optical transport solution from Coriant to scale its nationwide backbone network and enhance the delivery of flexible end-user services, including OTN, Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and SDH, the company said.

The end-to-end Coriant solution, which extends from metro to long haul network segments, was delivered in collaboration with Coriant´s strategic partner Logicalis, a provider of global IT solutions and managed services in Latin America. The new project represents an extension to a contract originally signed at the end of 2016.

Vogel Telecom´s national scope includes a network infrastructure that spans over 21,000 kilometers of fiber optics and supports high-capacity connectivity services across over 600 cities in 13 Brazilian states and the Federal District of Brasília.

The new national backbone project covers over 4,000 kilometers of fiber optic transmission and connects the States of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Rio de Janeiro. The project will strengthen Vogel´s presence in major markets in Brazil by expanding its business in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte and by adding Rio de Janeiro as a new location under Vogel´s coverage.

Vogel Telecom selected Coriant´s state-of-the-art technology to efficiently support diverse service types (e.g., OTN, Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and SDH) and scale backbone network capacity to meet the evolving connectivity demands of its end-user customers, which include businesses, governments, service providers, data centers, and large telecom operators. The new network supports up to 5 Tbps of capacity and is designed to support up to 10 Tbps in the future as traffic demands evolve.

The end-to-end Coriant solution for Vogel Telecom includes the Coriant® 7100 Pico Packet Optical Transport Platform for cost-efficient metro access, the state-of-the-art Coriant® mTera® Universal Transport Platform for agnostic service aggregation and OTN switching, and the Coriant® hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform for best-in-class long haul coherent DWDM transmission.

To simplify end-to-end provisioning and efficiently manage multi-domain traffic as a single network, Vogel Telecom will rely on the Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS). With advanced integration of the Coriant product platforms, seamless interworking and efficient service hand-offs between metro, core, and long haul domains, the Coriant solution will provide significant improvements in network operations, while enabling faster and more cost-effective creation of resilient, high-speed services optimized for end-user application demands.

Coriant will showcase the latest advances in its portfolio of SDN/NFV-enabled packet optical transport solutions at Futurecom 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil from October 2-5. Visitors to the Coriant Futurecom exhibit will learn how innovation in open, SDN/NFV-enabled, and performance-aware connectivity is transforming high-speed network infrastructure for a new generation of end-user services and applications, including cloud, 5G, IoT, Data Center Interconnect (DCI), and Virtual Reality.

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.

Coriant serves network operators around the world, including Tier 1 mobile and fixed line service providers, web-scale Internet operators, data center operators, cable MSOs, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at