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Poland’s Netia upgrades to 100G

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Polish fixed line operator Netia has deployed 100G fibre across its network as it looks to benefit from a 40-fold increase in bandwidth.

The operator has called on the Optical Networks business unit of Nokia Siemens Networks to supply the upgrade. In December last year NSN announced that it would be selling this unit Marlin Equity Partners in a deal expected to close before the middle of the year. The business will be rebranded as Coriant.

The upgraded network is based on NSN’s optical transport DWDM platform and 100G transponder, and will increase bandwidth across Netia’s network from 2.5G to 100G per channel, according to NSN. The solution was integrated into Netia’s existing fibre optical infrastructure provided by a third party vendor, NSN added.

“With this upgrade, we can transmit over a single fibre the capacity required for more than 800,000 broadband service customers to be connected simultaneously to the Internet,” said Marek Owczarski, technology development manager at Netia.

Herbert Merz, NSN’s head of Optical Networks, added that by integrating NSN’s solutions into its existing network, Netia has protected its investment in network infrastructure. He added that in doing so, the operator has expanded the capacity of its network for a fraction of the cost compared with swapping out the existing infrastructure.

“We are confident that the upgrade to ultra-fast data transmission allows Netia to ensure a superior mobile broadband customer experience,” Merz added.

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