Fastweb deploys NSN 100 gig network

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Nokia Siemens Networks supplies fast Milan-Rome link to broadband company

Italian broadband provider Fastweb is deploying a 100 gigabit a second optical fibre network between Milan and Rome using technology from Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN).
The deal also includes delivery of hardware and software maintenance service and competence development. The operator, which is owned by Swisscom, will also use NSN’s DWDM equipment for its existing network infrastructure.
Mario Mella, chief technology officer of Fastweb, said: “We are witnessing high demand for bandwidth, driven by increased uptake of enterprise applications and rich, bandwidth-intensive smart device applications. The transition to a 100G channel optical transport network will enable us to fulfil the demands of our existing users as well as attract new subscribers by offering differentiated services.”
The new link, due to go live in the last quarter this year, will transmit up to 40 wavelengths of light at the same time, each carrying data at 100 gigabit per second. The transmission will enable an overall data transfer speed of up to four terabits a second. GTB