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Agency: Cordis | 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.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | 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.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | 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.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | 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.


MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking solutions, today announced that Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest networks, has successfully deployed a state-of-the-art packet solution from Coriant to improve operational efficiencies and enhance future service delivery across its network in the United Kingdom (UK). The Coriant solution, which includes the Coriant® 7090 Packet Transport Platform and sophisticated end-to-end network management software, will enable Interoute to cost-efficiently support diverse end-user services on a unified, packet-based platform while accelerating service provisioning for customers. “As part of our continuous drive for improvement we are enhancing our network to keep pace with our customers’ evolving communications needs, including cloud-optimized connectivity and rapid service activation,” said Robin Tero, Director of Network Transport, Interoute. “For this project we worked in close partnership with Coriant, through all phases of this network upgrade, including solution development, evaluation, testing, and implementation. The result is a state-of-the-art solution that not only provides a more efficient and scalable foundation for future customer service delivery, but also significantly simplifies our operational procedures.” Deployed throughout Interoute’s UK network infrastructure, the MEF-certified 7090 solution supports cost-effective Ethernet service delivery using MPLS-TP technology, which combines the resiliency and predictability of carrier-grade transport with the efficiencies of packet technology. On a single and highly scalable platform, the Coriant 7090 solution also enables Interoute to efficiently consolidate a wide range of legacy traffic types and technologies, including PDH and SDH. To simplify end-to-end service provisioning and efficiently manage a mix of TDM and packet-based network services, Interoute will rely on Coriant® TNMS, a best-in-class transport network management system. “Interoute is a provider that takes continuous improvement very seriously and strives to achieve new levels of service performance and network efficiencies to support its customers,” said Richard Fellner, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Coriant. “This successful deployment is a perfect example of how Coriant solutions translate directly into compelling operational advantages for our customers.” The Coriant multi-layer, end-to-end solutions portfolio includes comprehensive packet offerings – from Ethernet bridging and Connection-Oriented Ethernet (COE) to MPLS-TP and IP/MPLS – that empower a broad range of next-generation network applications and services, including mobile backhaul, Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC), Enterprise Business Ethernet, IP VPN, Smart City, cloud service connectivity, and legacy network migration. About Interoute Interoute is the owner operator of Europe's largest network and a global cloud services platform, which encompasses over 70,000 km of lit fibre, 15 data centres, 17 Virtual Data Centres and 33 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional partner Data Centres. Our full-service Unified ICT platform serves Start Ups and international Enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications service provider and major operators across the world, global internet giants, governments and universities. 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.


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.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | 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.


News Article | February 23, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

NAPERVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today announced that PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (Telkom) has deployed Coriant’s best-in-class coherent optical transport and universal switching technology as part of a nationwide upgrade to its fiber-based backbone network. Completed at the end of 2016, the network modernization initiative will improve the performance and increase the capacity of Telkom’s terrestrial and subsea optical transport infrastructure to meet growing demand for high-bandwidth mobile and fixed line services and applications. “We continue to transform our network infrastructure with cutting-edge technologies to provide the best digital experience for our customers,” said Agus Subandrio, Deputy EGM of Backbone and Core Network Planning and Deployment, Telkom. “With growing demand for data in Indonesia and across the Southeast Asia region, Coriant’s advanced traffic grooming, switching, and transport solution will play a key role in our ability to cost-efficiently scale backbone capacity and deliver an uninterrupted quality of service under any network condition.” The Coriant solution enables Telkom to seamlessly scale its DWDM infrastructure to 100G per channel without replacing existing transmission systems. In addition to terrestrial 100G backbone upgrades, the combination of the industry-leading Coriant® hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform and Coriant CloudWave™ Optics coherent interface technology enables Telkom to further boost capacity on its JASUKA undersea cable, which provides high-speed connectivity amongst Java, Sumatera, and Kalimantan islands. Initial implementation includes operational deployment of sixteen 100G optical channels across an unrepeatered and DCM-free subsea transmission distance of over 350 kilometers between Dumai and Dangas. The Telkom nationwide upgrade project includes expanded deployment of the Coriant® mTera® Universal Transport Platform to optimize service traffic and maximize utilization of fiber assets as the network scales. The mTera® UTP is an extremely flexible multi-service transport solution that supports software-defined Universal Switching, including OTN, Carrier Ethernet, MPLS-TP and SONET/SDH in a single, power-efficient system architecture. To simplify capacity provisioning and efficiently manage service traffic across the multi-domain Coriant optical transport network, Telkom is using the Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS), a robust management platform that helps service providers reduce OpEx and CapEx expenses through sophisticated end-to-end network control, automated provisioning features, and advanced planning capabilities. “Telkom remains a premier provider of fixed and mobile network services in the region, and we are pleased to help them address the challenges of backbone traffic growth with the latest innovations in our end-to-end packet optical transport solutions portfolio,” said Tarcisio Ribeiro, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer, Coriant. Coriant will showcase the new 7300 OLS and its complete portfolio of SDN-enabled Smart Router and Packet Optical Transport Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona from February 27 – March 2 (Hall 2, Stand 2I30). From performance-based multi-layer network optimization to purpose-built metro and long haul DCI, Coriant will demonstrate a broad range of networking solutions that help operators realize the business value of intelligent, open, and highly-programmable networks optimized for the hyperscale generation. 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 | February 26, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at Mobile World Congress 2017, Coriant unveiled the Coriant Hyperscale Carrier Architecture™, a cost-disruptive approach to building high performance networks optimized for emerging 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet video, and cloud services. The Hyperscale Carrier Architecture (HCA) represents a quantum leap forward in network innovation by delivering a minimum 50% lower network cost structure to carriers and content providers as compared with conventional approaches. The Coriant Hyperscale Carrier Architecture™ brings together the best of telecom and the best of data center technologies and network design principles in a unified go-forward architecture optimized for 5G, IoT, and the unabated surge of Internet video traffic. The HCA is a holistic architecture covering transport, packet and routing end-to-end from subscriber access all the way to the peering point. “We have been working toward the HCA vision for some time and are now sharing the details of the architecture and its components with customers worldwide for their input as well as the optimal path for operationalization of HCA’s disruptive innovation in their networks. We are very excited with the customer feedback on HCA thus far across North America, EMEA, APAC and Latin America, and look forward to expanding our HCA engagements starting right here at Mobile World Congress,” said Shaygan Kheradpir, CEO of Coriant. The simplified, scalable, and highly programmable Hyperscale Carrier Architecture achieves cost savings of 50% or more by leveraging the dramatic changes in underlying network traffic dynamics together with five key recent technological advances: purpose-built hyperscale system design; cost-optimized integration of IP into optical systems via Coriant Light IP™; silicon photonics economics; open systems; and SDN/NFV with next-gen-OSS enabled for extreme automation and deep programmability. Coriant welcomes customers to our MWC 2017 showcase (Hall 2, Stand 2I30), where we will feature proven technology innovations and best-in-class solutions that underpin the Coriant HCA, including: Join us at MWC 2017 to learn more about how the Coriant Hyperscale Carrier Architecture™ can transform networks for a new generation of powerful end-user applications and hyperscale traffic demands. To arrange a meeting with Coriant executives or technology experts, please contact us at mwc@coriant.com. 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.


MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical and DCI solutions, today introduced a new open optical line solution purpose-built for long haul Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications. Optimized for ease of deployment with open DCI transponder solutions such as the Coriant Groove™ G30 Platform, the Coriant® 7300 Open Line System (OLS) enables superior reach performance and stability for long haul open line system applications as demand for high-capacity connectivity between geographically-dispersed data center sites continues to grow. Currently in customer trials, the new 7300 OLS solution leverages best-in-class optical layer performance capabilities of the Coriant® hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform, while extending support for core data center equipment practices, including front-to-back airflow and AC power. In addition to a compact and custom-built shelf design that maximizes space utilization and power efficiency, the 7300 OLS solution enables simplified management and control in third-party, SDN/NFV-managed networking environments via support for Software Defined Networking (SDN) integration enabled by the Coriant Transcend™ SDN Transport Controller. Built upon industry-leading optical layer performance and stability, the 7300 OLS solution offers unique differentiation for open long haul DCI applications. This differentiation includes the industry’s broadest portfolio of amplifiers that maximize capacity and reach even under conditions with strong and inhomogeneous optical impairments, and sophisticated optical link control that delivers the industry’s highest engineering margins. Coriant optical link control also ensures robust performance by mitigating the influences of degrading fiber quality or non-ideal fiber types, environmental interference, and other service-impacting transmission challenges. “Flexibility, openness, and stability are increasingly critical in long haul networks as dynamic and hyperscale traffic flows between data centers drive new design criteria and disaggregated deployment models,” said Stefan Voll, Vice President of Product Management, Coriant. “The new 7300 OLS combines best-in-class optical layer performance with data center optimized features in an open system design to improve DCI performance in long haul transport and ROADM applications.” The 7300 OLS solution reinforces Coriant’s commitment to open networking and complements its portfolio of SDN-enabled open line systems that deliver on the promise of disaggregation. This portfolio includes the hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform and the Coriant Groove™ G30 Platform, including the recently introduced Groove Open Line System (OLS) for metro applications, that enable service providers and data center operators to build their own scalable and secure transmission and optical line solutions with best-in-class functions, all enabled through open APIs. Coriant at Mobile World Congress 2017 Coriant will showcase the new 7300 OLS and its complete portfolio of SDN-enabled Smart Router and Packet Optical Transport Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona from February 27 – March 2 (Hall 2, Stand 2I30). From performance-based multi-layer network optimization to purpose-built metro and long haul DCI, Coriant will demonstrate a broad range of networking solutions that help operators realize the business value of intelligent, open, and highly-programmable networks optimized for the hyperscale generation. 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.

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