Fastweb deploys 300 Gbps service between Milan and Rome

Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale Internet operators, and Fastweb, one of the major Italian telecommunications operators, has announced that Fastweb has deployed a protected 300 Gbps connection spanning over more than 950 kilometers on its long haul backbone network thanks to Coriant CloudWaveâ„¢ Optics technology, the company said.

The 300 Gbps connectivity service connects Fastweb PoPs between Rome and Milan via Turin (more than 950 km) as the primary path and via Florence-Bologna (more than 800 km) as the protected path.

The long distance service has been implemented without special amplifiers, tuning or changes in field hardware. With solutions provided by Coriant, Fastweb is now able to boost the high-capacity connection of the two paths of its infrastructure up to 300 Gbps.

This technology upgrade represents for Fastweb a milestone in the evolution of its network because of the extraordinary performances and the improving of optical efficiency achieved. Fastweb is able to offer to all its customers, families, enterprises, and other telecommunication operators ultra-high speed capacity to manage the increasing growth of data traffic.

With 2.4 million customers, Fastweb is a major Italian communications operator. The company offers a wide range of voice and data services, fixed communication and mobile, to households and businesses. The company has been part of the Swisscom Group since September 2007.

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