TasNetworks Selects Ciena for Coherent Optical Solutions

Tasmanian Networks Pty Limited (TasNetworks) has selected coherent optical solutions from Ciena to address rising bandwidth requirements driven by IoT, 5G and data center services. Ciena solutions will provide the end-users of TasNetworks across the state with connectivity for mission-critical tasks.

TasNetworks is an electricity transmission and distribution network provider. Ciena’s industry-leading WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution provides TasNetworks’ commercial technology subsidiary 42-24 with improved capacity, programmability and efficiency in its network.

In order to adapt to dynamic requirements, especially in remote and rural areas on the West Coast of Tasmania, 42-24 requires a programmable solution that delivers more capacity for its business and government customers.

With Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai, 42-24 can double the traffic capacity per optical wavelength deployed and extend connectivity across longer distances, achieving single-carrier 200G for long-haul applications. Importantly, this increased capacity per wavelength enables 42-24 to deploy less equipment thereby making more efficient use of network assets, reducing power consumption for a greener network, and lowering overall costs.

WaveLogic Ai also helps determine optimal capacity for any path across 42-24’s network and can tune to different capacity levels – from 100 to 400Gb/s – in 50Gb/s increments via open software interfaces. As a result, Ciena helps the network operator reduce operational expenses and avoid manual errors.

With Ciena, 42-24 enables customers to implement private statewide wide area networks over a carrier-grade communications network, providing the level of performance and security required for crucial applications.

42-24, a subsidiary of TasNetworks, provides access to a state-of-the-art telecommunications network, which spans Tasmania and is connected to mainland Australia. 42-24’s vision is enabling, innovating and securing your tomorrow and we are committed to delivering value to our customers through innovation, customer experience and quality.

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