Tele2 Netherlands improves network performance with Ciena

Tele2 Netherlands, a regional telecommunications service provider, recently deployed Ciena´s (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution to increase the capacity of its network, lower operating costs and support a tremendous increase in mobile video data traffic driven by Netflixâ„¢ and YouTubeâ„¢, the company said.

Tele2 Netherlands is a telecommunications service provider supporting the Dutch market. Tele2 Netherlands services both domestic and large enterprise customers, and manages a portfolio of fixed telephone, mobile phone, broadband and digital television products.

Using Ciena´s 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic Ai, the industry´s first programmable coherent modem that can scale to 400Gbps per wavelength, Tele2 Netherlands can deploy 300G and 400G wavelengths across most of its existing network. The platform enables Tele2 Netherlands to effectively address a significant surge of mobile data usage from customers who are taking advantage of the service provider´s unlimited bundles for voice and mobile Internet services.

WaveLogic Ai enables Tele2 Netherlands to leverage existing network assets and deliver up to forty times the bandwidth the network was originally designed to support. The service provider also benefits from a smaller footprint, reduced cost per bit and power consumption and lower cooling requirements.

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