South Africa's Broadband Infraco picks Coriant to modernize nationwide backbone network

South Africa-based telecommunications services provider Broadband Infraco will use the optical networking solutions provider Coriant´s mTera Universal Transport Platform to modernize and enhance its nationwide fiber optic backbone network, Coriant said.

The Coriant solution, which includes state-of-the-art OTN switching and sophisticated end-to-end network management, will enable Broadband Infraco to cost-effectively meet increasing customer demand for high-capacity services while enhancing network scalability, efficiency, and reliability.

To maximize utilization of its fiber assets and expand its suite of wholesale services, Broadband Infraco will deploy the mTera UTP in major PoPs throughout its nationwide network beginning in Q1 2017.

The mTera UTP is a flexible multiservice transport solution that supports software-defined Universal Switching, including OTN, Carrier Ethernet, MPLS-TP, and SONET/SDH in a single, power-efficient system architecture.

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions. It serves network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises.