Chile's National Research and Education Network chooses Coriant

Coriant, a supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, has announced that the National Research and Education Network in Chile (REUNA) has selected the Coriant® hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform equipped with Coriant CloudWave™ Optics to modernize its nationwide DWDM backbone network, the company said.

The Coriant solution, delivered in collaboration with Coriant´s education solutions partner Grupo Binário and local telecommunications systems integrator Raylex, will enable REUNA to scale transmission up to multiples of 200G optical channels to support the increasing capacity demands of research and education applications and ensure the efficient, low latency transfer of massive quantities of data between network locations.

As the National Research and Education Network (NREN) in Chile, REUNA is dedicated to the research, education, and scientific communities throughout the country, and interconnecting them with its partners around the world.

The REUNA backbone network today serves as many as 35 institutions including, among others, universities, research centers of excellence, and international astronomical groups. REUNA´s strategic collaborations include connectivity projects for the AURA Observatory, with whom they have partnered to implement a photonic superhighway which will transport the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) data, one of the most advanced infrastructures for science and education in Chile that enables high-speed communications between research facilities located near La Serena and the Chilean capital of Santiago.

Leveraging state-of-the-art advances in optical networking, including power-efficient coherent interface technology, flexi-rate transmission, and flexi-grid ROADM capabilities, the new DWDM network upgrade will provide REUNA the ability to deliver more flexible and resilient high-speed services while optimizing its optical backbone network for best-in-class spectral efficiency, terabit-level scalability, and programmable and automated end-to-end service activation.

The network upgrade project, which is in its deployment phase, will further advance REUNA´s ability to facilitate the development of the research and education among REUNA member institutions, as well as between their peers, both nationally and internationally.

Proven in the most demanding optical networks around the world, the hiT 7300 is an industry-leading coherent optical communications system designed to support up to 25.6 Tbps when using advanced flexi-rate, flexi-grid, and super-channel capabilities powered by Coriant CloudWaveâ„¢ Optics, a key photonic layer technology that combines a signal processing engine, optimized integrated photonics, and embedded software intelligence.

With fast and efficient resiliency options and best-in-class optical link control, the hiT 7300 solution delivers optimized optical reach and performance in diverse transmission applications, even under the most challenging fiber optic conditions. Management of REUNA´s DWDM network will be supported by the Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS), an end-to-end management solution that will enable REUNA to accelerate provisioning of high-speed services while reducing operating expenses.

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