Frontier Communications deploys Coriant in Connecticut

Coriant, a supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, has announced that Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) will deploy Coriant technology to modernize its fiber-optic transport infrastructure across Connecticut, the company said.

The Coriant solution will enable Frontier to enhance broadband services for its residential, business, and wholesale customers while improving network scalability, functionality, and efficiency.

The statewide network upgrade, scheduled for completion in the second half of 2017, will span more than 100 Point-of-Presence sites and include transmission speeds from 10G to 100G. The Coriant solution includes the Coriant® mTera® Universal Transport Platform and Coriant® 7100 Packet Optical Transport Platform, as well as the Coriant Transcend™ Software Suite, a sophisticated end-to-end management solution that improves service resiliency, simplifies operations, and supports fast provisioning of high-capacity services.

Coriant´s integrated packet optical solution will give Frontier a robust suite of advanced technologies to cost-efficiently scale and manage broadband service capacity from the network edge to the optical core. These technologies include universal switching, Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexing (ROADM), and end-to-end service programmability, automation, and management enabled by the Coriant Transcendâ„¢ Software Suite.

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