News Article | May 10, 2017
MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today announced successful completion of a network trial featuring disaggregated 100G, 150G, and 200G transmission over live fiber optic links in Telefónica Germany’s existing 10G DWDM dispersion compensated network. Conducted earlier this year using the industry-leading Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform, the trial demonstrated the ability to cost-efficiently maximize deployed optical infrastructure using best-in-class disaggregated optical transmission and open networking capabilities. “The challenge of managing ever-increasing demand for network capacity without incurring escalating operating expenses requires innovative approaches to high-speed optical transmission,” said Michael Haeberle, Director of Transport & Fixed Access, Telefónica Germany. “We were very pleased with the performance of the Groove muxponder solution throughout the multiple test cases performed as part of this trial. Groove’s compact 1RU form factor, power efficiency, and ease-of-use were particularly valuable in helping us successfully achieve our trial objectives.” The alien wavelength trial was implemented across three different live links in Telefónica’s existing 10G DWDM transmission network, spanning distances of 1,070km, 630km, and 290km and connecting major network sites including Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. While interoperating with Telefónica’s existing 10G optical line system, the Coriant Groove solution successfully demonstrated disaggregated 100G transport across all three links, 150G across the 630km and 290km links, and 200G across the 290km link. In mid-year 2017, Telefónica Germany and Coriant will conduct additional alien wavelength testing with the disaggregated Coriant Groove™ G30 muxponder solution across Telefónica’s 100G national backbone network. “We look forward to further collaborating with Telefónica Germany as they enhance the capabilities of their optical transport infrastructure to deliver a best-in-class broadband experience,” said Joerg Jannsen, Telefónica Germany Executive Account Manager, Coriant. About Coriant 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. Coriant serves leading 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. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.
News Article | May 16, 2017
NAPERVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today announced the appointment of veteran executive Homayoun Razavi to lead its global sales and marketing organization. As Chief Customer Officer (CCO), Executive Vice President of Global Sales, and Chief Digital Marketing Officer (CDMO), Razavi is responsible for development and execution of the company’s global sales, go-to-market, channel, and marketing strategy. He reports directly to the company CEO and Chairman, Shaygan Kheradpir. “We are delighted to have Homayoun as part of the Coriant executive team; he brings deep industry knowledge, proven leadership experience, and an unwavering focus on driving customer value,” said Kheradpir. “This is an ideal time to have Homayoun join the company. We at Coriant have built a market-leading and cutting-edge suite of packet optical networking solutions spanning metro, data center, long haul, access/aggregation and mobile backhaul routing segments. Our differentiated portfolio is powered by leapfrog technology that matters most to our Tier 1 customers in 50 countries across the globe today – cost-per-bit, quality, automation, and innovation – that enables them to capture current and emerging revenue streams. Homayoun’s senior level executive leadership, customer, and market experience will enable us to deliver Coriant’s market-leading solutions to our customers at an accelerated pace, powering growth forward in this exciting and dynamic market.” “It is an incredibly exciting time in the networking industry – and for Coriant in particular. I’m delighted to join a proven team and a recognized industry leader with the best product solution suite on the market,” said Razavi. “Working closely with a talented global organization, I look forward to helping Coriant’s customers around the world pave the way for successful network transformation, sustainable service differentiation, and capturing the end-market opportunities ahead.” A seasoned executive with over 32 years of experience in the communications industry, Razavi has a proven track record of disciplined sales and marketing execution, and has consistently demonstrated strong results in building customer-centric sales operations and leveraging innovations in digital marketing to drive customer value. He brings a wealth of experience in operations, product marketing, engineering, go-to-market strategies, business development, and sales for a wide range of technology-driven software, hardware, services, and cloud-based companies. Razavi has held executive level positions at industry-leading companies, including BroadSoft, Lucent, Ditech, Cascade Communications, and Ascend Communications. Prior to joining Coriant, Mr. Razavi worked as a consultant for NJK Holding Corporation, a Minneapolis- based private equity firm, and also served as Vice Chairman of San Francisco-based startups Crunch Media Works and Bluechip Systems. He is an Academic Board Member at ISDI Digital University in Silicon Valley. About Coriant 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. Coriant serves leading 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. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.
News Article | May 17, 2017
NAPERVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today announced that Beijing Internet Harbor Technology Co., Ltd. (“BIH”), a leading provider of Internet Data Center (IDC) and value-added cloud computing services in China, has deployed the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform (NDP) to scale metro network capacity and enhance high-speed interconnect services for its end-user customers, including large and small enterprises, Internet and Web 2.0 providers, and government agencies. The Coriant Groove™ G30 solution for Internet Harbor includes coherent 200G line side transmission, and spans major metropolitan cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Configured as a muxponder, the compact 1RU Groove G30 solution enables Internet Harbor to cost-efficiently support delivery of 10G, 40G, and 100G interconnect services while maximizing utilization of fiber resources with coherent 200G DWDM transport. The Groove G30 integrates seamlessly with Internet Harbor’s existing metro optical layer solution, a dynamic mesh-based ROADM network built upon the Coriant® 7100 Nano Packet Optical Transport Platform. Service provisioning across the integrated muxponder/ROADM solution is provided by the Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS), an end-to-end management platform that enables Internet Harbor to simplify and accelerate point-to-point service activation while reducing operating expenses with automated provisioning capabilities. “Digital technologies and cloud computing are rapidly transforming the enterprise communications landscape across China and driving the need for more scalable, flexible, and efficient data center interconnect services,” said Ren Zhiyuan, CEO, Beijing Internet Harbor Technology Co., Ltd. “From best-in-class metro transport solutions to a world-class service and support team, Coriant has proven the ideal technology partner as we have expanded our footprint and scaled our metro infrastructure. With the addition of the Coriant Groove™ G30 solution, we are positioned to take our data center interconnect services to an entirely new level.” To support the multi-city Groove deployments and ensure non-disruptive integration with the 7100 ROADM network, Coriant provided Internet Harbor with a comprehensive range of planning, design, installation, and maintenance services delivered by Coriant's technical support team in China. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Beijing Internet Harbor and enhance their metro optical network infrastructure with our industry-leading Groove muxponder solution,” said Petri Markkanen, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Coriant. The Groove G30 NDP is purpose-built to deliver programmable, high speed, and secure bandwidth that today’s cloud applications require, with ultra-low power consumption, high density, and flexibility for high-performance data center connectivity at the lowest total cost. The stackable solution supports 3.2 terabits of capacity throughput in a compact and highly pluggable 1RU form factor, and enables service providers and cloud and data center operators to build their own scalable and secure DCI transmission and optical line solutions with best-in-class functions, all enabled through open APIs. The silicon photonics-enabled solution supports programmable DWDM line interfaces to optimize the bandwidth and performance of high-capacity transmission from 100G to 400G in metro, regional, or long-haul DCI applications. About Coriant 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. Coriant serves leading 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. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.
News Article | May 23, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL) today introduced InControl, a new Supply Chain SaaS Decision Support platform that delivers meaningful business insights, enabling companies to compete at the speed of innovation and commerce in the digital economy. With InControl, customers can quickly and easily connect, collect and validate vast amounts of supply chain data to realize tangible business outcomes throughout the product lifecycle, including slashing inventory and time-to-market by up to 50 percent while reducing product lead times and costs by up to 30 percent. “Today’s supply chains and tools aren’t architected to effectively address all of the requirements our customers need to compete and win in an increasingly digital ecosystem,” said Don Hnatyshin, SVP and chief supply chain and procurement officer for Jabil. “InControl was designed for, and by, supply chain practitioners to provide the real-time intelligence, visibility and analytics our customers have been asking for so they can move with B2C speed and agility in a B2B world.” Jabil’s InControl SaaS is a multi-tenant, intelligent digital supply chain cloud platform that provides ubiquitous connectivity, advanced analytics and machine learning technologies to optimize real-time decision-making for supply chain practitioners. The cloud platform also ingests structured and unstructured data across the entire ecosystem, connecting with ERP, MRP, sales & operations planning, transportation, financial reporting, and third-party content providers, including weather, geo-mapping and other software. In concert with the cloud platform, Jabil has developed five integrated applications to provide much-needed visibility, collaboration, risk management and diagnostics: “Jabil InControl provides an upfront, end-to-end supply chain analysis that helps us achieve the total landed cost on our broad product portfolio,” said Ed Tymick, vice president of global operations for Coriant. “Real-time business insights guide decisions on where to build and distribute our game-changing telecom solutions while addressing key localization factors that impact sourcing, procurement and manufacturing of sub-materials and components to reduce overall costs and product lead times.” As part of its go-to-market model, Jabil’s specialized supply chain, procurement and professional services will assist customers in deploying InControl. Additionally, Jabil has entered into a joint business relationship with PwC, a leading professional services and advisory firm, to integrate the InControl Supply Chain SaaS Supply Chain Decision Support solution in its ongoing digital transformation advisory, supply chain planning and management consulting services. “Digital transformation of the supply chain must be about readiness, return and relevance,” said Simon Ellis, program vice president, Supply Chain Strategies, IDC. “Making investments in technology and platforms will help companies achieve early-mover advantage. Jabil’s InControl SaaS helps address critical business requirements with its visibility, risk and collaboration capabilities for enabling intelligent decision support across the entire digital supply chain.” Beginning in the third quarter, Jabil’s InControl SaaS platform and applications will be generally available for customer implementations. The platform and applications will be priced on a per month/per application model. InControl onboarding, integration and implementation services also are available. Jabil is a product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 28 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, individualized-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "JBL.” Further information is available on Jabil's website: jabil.com.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2009.1.1 | Award Amount: 12.51M | Year: 2010
Internet traffic has been growing quickly for many years, despite adverse economic conditions and this growth will continue in the future. To cope with this evolution, the cost of todays network solutions is still too high.\nIn addition, in line with the EC goal of reducing the overall emissions, energy efficiency should be widely improved, using whenever possible optics instead of electronics where only transport is required.\nMoreover, due to the unpredictable traffic increase, flexible bandwidth management has to be used instead of fixed allocated bandwidth.\nFor these reasons, the key requirements of innovative ultra-high bandwidth networks refer to scalability, flexibility, assurance of end-to-end quality of service and energy efficiency, beside reduction of total cost of ownership.\nIn the data plane, current equipment and network architectures still provide limited scalability, are not cost-effective and do not properly guarantee end-to-end quality of service.\nIn the control plane, the open issue is to define an end-to-end control structure that allows different technologies and domains to inter-work efficiently, incorporating virtualization of network resources.\nBased on these rationales, STRONGESTs main objective is:\nTo design and demonstrate an evolutionary ultra-high capacity multilayer transport network, compatible with Gbit/s access rates, based on optimized integration of Optical and Packet nodes, and equipped with a multi-domain, multi-technology control plane. This network will offer:\nHigh scalability and flexibility\nGuaranteed end-to-end performance and survivability\nIncreased energy efficiency\nReduced total cost of ownership\nFeasibility studies and experimental implementation and demonstration of prototypes will be key activities, as well.\nSTRONGEST will also feed the collaboration with other Projects and the submission of specific contributions to ITU-T, OIF, IETF, thus reinforcing European position in standardization bodies.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.1.1 | Award Amount: 12.49M | Year: 2012
Traffic demand is increasing dramatically, year on year, with typical growth figures of up to 60% for Internet based traffic. Such traffic increase is impacting on both network costs and power consumption. Moreover, traffic is not only increasing but becoming much more dynamic, both in time and direction. For these reasons, transport network evolution from current DWDM systems towards elastic optical networks, based on flexgrid transmission and switching technologies, could significantly increase both transport network scalability and flexibility. Further benefits come from multilayer interworking mechanisms enabling electronic switching technologies (IP/MPLS, OTN, etc) to directly control the bandwidth of the Bandwidth Variable Transponders (BVT) for optical bandwidth optimization purposes.This then defines the key objective behind IDEALIST: To research in detail a cost and power efficient transport network architecture able to carry a wide range of signal bandwidths, each of which will be varying in real time in direction and magnitude, and some of which will be extremely large and possibly exceeding 1Tb/s. The network architecture proposed by IDEALIST is based on four technical pillars: Transport systems enabling flexible transmission and switching beyond 400Gbps per channel. Control plane architecture for multilayer and multidomain elastic optical networks. Dynamic network resources allocation at both IP and elastic optical layers Multilayer network optimization tools enabling both off-line planning and on-line network re-optimization in elastic optical networks.The intention is that the IDEALIST network architecture will be easily industrialised. Therefore, feasibility studies and experimental implementation and demonstration of prototypes will be key activities, as well. IDEALIST will also feed the collaboration with other Projects and the submission of contributions to ITU-T, OIF, IETF, thus reinforcing European position in standardization bodies.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.1.1 | Award Amount: 11.63M | Year: 2012
DISCUS will analyse, design, and demonstrate a complete end-to-end architecture and technologies for an economically viable, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable future-proof optical network. It will provide a revolution in communications networks applicable across Europe and the wider world exploiting to the full the opportunity offered by LR-PONS and flat optical core networks to produce a simplified and evolvable architecture which will be the foundation for communications for the long term future. The architecture will be ultra energy efficient, simple to operate, robust to new technology introduction and providing universal availability of bandwidth and features regardless of geographic location.This ideal is obtained by a clean-slate approach to the architectural design by universal application of optical technologies throughout the fixed network eliminating traditional demarcations of metro, regional, core and access. Thus our essential concept is to use advanced optical technologies throughout giving rise to economies of scale and allowing bandwidths and flexibility hitherto unimaginable.Specifically the DISCUS architecture will: scale gracefully and economically, over a common physical infrastructure, as FTTP drives bandwidth growth by three orders of magnitude or more. It will evolve from todays architectures, adopting future technologies while co-existing with earlier generations. A unique feature will be a Principle of Equivalence whereby all network access points have equal bandwidth and service capability including core bandwidths (10Gb/s to 100\Gb/s) delivered to the access edge. It will seamlessly integrate wireless and fixed optical networks, fully exploiting both technologies. It will enable a competitive and simple regulatory environment controlled by customers and users rather than network operators and service providers.DISCUS is therefore fully aligned with the objectives of ICT-2011.1.1 and directly addresses its targets.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2009.3.7 | Award Amount: 11.62M | Year: 2010
The Mode-Gap project targets the 100 fold enhancement of the overall capacity of broadband core networks, and seeks to provide Europe with a lead in the development of the next generation internet infrastructure that will soon be desperately needed if we are to keep pace with societies ever increasing data-transmission requirements. It is now recognized that research results are within a factor of 2 of fundamental capacity limits, bounded by fibre nonlinearity and the Shannon Limit and radical approaches now need to be investigated if we are to avert grid-lock on the internet. Mode-Gap will develop multi-mode photonic band gap long haul transmission fibres, and associated enabling technologies. These fibres offer the potential of order of magnitude capacity increases through the use of multiple-input-multiple-output operation of the multi-mode fibre capacity and further order of magnitude capacity increases through the ultra low loss and ultra-low nonlinearity offered by multi-mode photonic bandgap fibre.Specifically MODE-GAP will:\tDevelop ultra-low loss (0.1 dB/km) multi-mode (>10 modes) photonic band gap transmission fibre (MM-PBGF).\tDevelop novel rare earth doped optical amplifiers for the new transmission windows necessary for the achievement of ultra-long links.\tDevelop sources and detector arrays operating within the 1.8 to 2.1 um region\tDevelop MIMO arrangements for coupling source arrays to multi-mode fibre and multi-mode fibre to detector arrays\tDevelop MIMO and dispersion compensation signal processing algorithms applicable to both conventional solid core (glass and POF) fibres and MM-PBGF.MODE-GAP is therefore fully aligned with the objectives of ICT-2009.3.7 and directly addresses several of its target outcomes by developing photonics technologies, components and (sub) systems driven by key applications/social needs and using them to fulfil the EU vision of future-proof networks and systems enabling unlimited bandwidth enablingmore optical processing and very high spectral-density transmission and the reductionof power consumption at the system and component level with the ultimate goal ofenabling increasing information throughput. If successful, the MODE-GAP technologywill have a significant impact in enabling future proof networks and systems ofincreasing information throughput. Without such a breakthrough the internet of thefuture will be severely compromised. The fundamental research needed to avoid this needs tobe undertaken now.
Rafique D.,Coriant GmbH
Journal of Lightwave Technology | Year: 2016
Fiber nonlinearities define the ultimate performance bound for optical communication systems. Todays 100 Gb/s commercial products employ advanced digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms, capable to adequately address linear channel impairments, leaving fiber nonlinearity compensation (NLC) as the next logical step to improve transmission performance, and consequently diminish the need for signal regeneration. Over the last few decades, several techniques have been presented to minimize or mitigate channel nonlinearities, ranging from specialized link designs in direct-detect legacy networks to advanced DSP algorithms in coherent systems. However, specifically in the coherent age, NLC has always been perceived as an extremely complex approach, allowing insignificant gains when practical implementations are considered. In this paper, we focus on the real-world commercial use cases and complexity tradeoffs for NLC, and review several application scenarios, including homogeneous and heterogeneous networks, dispersion unmanaged and dispersion managed link infrastructures, flex-grid networks, and short reach to ultra long-haul transmission applications. We establish that in various practical use cases, NLC may enable substantial performance gains, well beyond conventionally acknowledged bounds. © 1983-2012 IEEE.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: EUJ-2-2014 | Award Amount: 1.49M | Year: 2014
Highly scalable & flexible optical transport networks are urgently required in order to meet the demands for unrelenting exponential data traffic growth (estimated at 40 - 50 % per annum). The number and diversity of bandwidth intensive applications and services is rapidly increasing, leading to new demands on transport networks. The present optical transport networks based on conventional fibres, however, are facing fundamental limits in capacity/throughput and are lacking in terms of network flexibility and control. The Scalable And Flexible optical Architecture for Reconfigurable Infrastructure (SAFARI) project aims at developing programmable optical hardware, and Space-Division Multiplexing (SDM)-based optical component technologies capable of realising highly scalable & flexible optical transport networks for the long term future. The high level objectives of the SAFARI project are to: - Develop programmable optical hardware allowing novel multi-flow transport functions which is scalable to at least 400 Gbps/channel transport, and implement the critical interworking capability required between the software-defined network (SDN) layer and the physical layer. - Develop SDM-based optical transport technology based on super-dense, high-count multicore fibres (MCFs) and multicore erbium-doped optical fibre amplifiers (MC-EDFAs). The technology should be capable of supporting more than 30 cores per-fibre. - Undertake system experiments on scalable & flexible optical transport networks based on the newly developed SDN-controlled interworking capability and capacity-scalable hardware, showcasing the unique functionality and capabilities made possible. Specific attention will be focussed on demonstrating that the SDN-controlled programmability developed is compatible with both existing single-mode-fibre transmission systems and future SDM-based systems, allowing for a graceful upgrade scenario with current systems.