Transport networking solutions provider Coriant will supply its brand Coriant® hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform to NBN Co. This will support NBN Co’s extension of a nationwide optical transport network in Australia. The high capacity fiber optic ring network spans more than 10,000 kilometers in Western Australia. This ring network will enable NBN Co to expand the capacity of its backbone network and enhance the delivery of fast broadband services to businesses and consumers in the region.
Coriant’s end-to-end portfolio of intelligent multi-layer transport solutions helps network operators to reduce network complexity and increase service velocity. Their solutions optimize resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of dynamic services and applications.
Coriant solutions include smart edge routers and multiservice aggregation (SDH/SONET, OTN, IP/Ethernet, MPLS-TP, PTN), switching and transport solutions powered by Software-Defined Networking (SDN) intelligence, automation, and control.
The new fiber-optic ring represents a significant extension to NBN Co’s transcontinental optical transport backbone that is built on 60,000 kilometers of fiber configured in over 100 fiber rings nationwide. Coriant’s hiT 7300 is a 96-channel coherent optical communications system that supports the transmission of 100G per channel for a total system capacity of up to 9.6 terabits per second (Tbps) per fiber pair. This has been installed in more than 850 sites that are in operation until now.
This high-density, low latency solution enables NBN Co to maximize utilization of its existing fiber infrastructure while providing the resilient foundation for future-proof scalability of up to 13 Tbps per fiber pair as demand for backbone capacity grows over time.
Management of the NBN Co transit network is supported by the Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS), an end-to-end management platform that enables operators to accelerate service provisioning and reduce operating expenses.
Established on 9 April 2009, NBN Co is an Australian government-owned corporation tasked to design, build and operate Australia’s National Broadband Network. After the establishment, the Australian Government started referring to the company as “National Broadband Network Company”,It was officially named “NBN Co Limited” on 6 October 2009.