December 7, 2016

Nokia Sparks-up to 200G in New Zealand

Nokia’s 200G optical transport solution allows Spark to double its capacity without having to upgrade its existing network.
Nokia’s 200G optical transport solution allows Spark to double its capacity without having to upgrade its existing network.
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Nokia has provided New Zealand’s leading communications service provider, Spark, the technology to be first in the country to offer customers speeds of up to 200Gb/s (Gigabits per second) on a single wavelength.

By deploying Nokia’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch, Spark effectively doubles its capacity and reduces cost per bit, allowing it to meet rising bandwidth demand without the need for major new investments on its existing fiber optic network.

“Like many operators, Spark has faced relentless growth in bandwidth demand, largely driven by an increase in video streaming by business and consumer users,” Ray Owen, head of Oceania at Nokia says.

“By taking a flexible approach to this challenge with New Zealand’s first 200Gbps fiber link, together with Nokia, Spark is well placed to meet continued demand growth while meeting existing user expectations,” Owen explains.

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