NTT Com deploys Ciena solution for 800G interconnection

NTT Communications will deploy a single-wave 800G line speed solution from Ciena for Data Center Interconnect (DCI), to help accommodate the rapid growth of 5G, gaming and cloud services in Japan.

“By upgrading to a high-quality, reliable 800G ultra high-capacity DCI network, we aim to enable our customers to achieve an even more dynamic digital experience and robust business results,” said Junichi Iimuro, VP of the Infrastructure Design Department at NTT Com’s Platform Services Division.

Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme optical platform promises to deliver  more capacity and lower power for high bandwidth applications. 

Using wavelength multiplexing technology, NTT Com’s upgraded network can support capacity up to 33.6Tbps between data centres in metro areas. As new requirements from end users emerge, Ciena’s 800G will scale as needed.

“With a proven track record of providing scale and capacity in Japan and globally, Ciena’s industry-leading 800G will enable NTT Com to provide a network that can adapt and drive stronger outcomes for end users,” said Kazuyasu Takahashi, VP and general manager of Ciena Japan.

“This deployment will reinforce our commitment to delivering premium product and service quickly and efficiently,” he said.

Earlier this year, Ciena joined the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network Global Forum co-founded by NTT, Intel Corporation and Sony Corporation to define the next generation communications infrastructure in Japan and help create a smarter world for people around the globe.