BICS Deploys ‘Coriant Groove’ in Major European Metros to Boost High-Capacity Connectivity


Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, has recently announced that BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has begun deployment of the Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform in its pan-European network.

The Coriant solution will enable BICS to cost-efficiently serve the growing need for high-capacity, low latency connectivity in major European metropolitan area markets, including London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Marseille.

BICS selected the Groove G30 for its industry-leading high density, ultra-low power consumption, and innovative plug-and-play system architecture optimized for cost-efficient scalability.

“Metro markets are at the heart of surging demand for reliable, high-capacity services as high-bandwidth applications continue to transform the end-user communications landscape,” said Xavier Gondry, Head of International Network Planning & Deployment, BICS. “With a highly compact, modular design and low power consumption, the Groove transport solution was a perfect fit for our evolving metro network needs. The solution gives us the ability to respond quickly to capacity needs and demands from our customers all while significantly minimizing both footprint and power usage.”

BICS is using the industry-leading Groove transmission solution to support the delivery of metro-based high-capacity, low latency point-to-point services, including 10G, coherent 100G, and OTU4 services. Initial deployment of the Groove systems began in Marseille last month and is now carrying live traffic. Additional deployments are planned for Brussels, Frankfurt, London, and other major European metropolitan area markets in the coming months.

“We are excited to renew our relationship with BICS and deliver a best-in-class transport solution that will help them enhance the scalability and robustness of their business and wholesale services across Europe,” said Richard Fellner, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Coriant.

The Coriant Groove™ G30 Platform is purpose-built to deliver programmable, high speed, and secure bandwidth that today’s mobile, video, and cloud applications require, with ultra-low power consumption, high density, and flexibility for high-performance connectivity at the lowest total cost.

The stackable solution supports 3.2 terabits of capacity throughput in a compact and highly pluggable 1RU form factor, and enables service providers and cloud and data center operators to build their own scalable and secure transmission and optical line solutions with best-in-class functions, all enabled through open APIs.

The solution supports programmable DWDM line interface to optimize the bandwidth and performance of high-capacity transmission from 100G to 400G in metro, regional, or long-haul transport and/or DCI applications.

Coriant recently expanded the Groove solution with the introduction of an open, plug-and-play optical layer that delivers 3X the density over comparable solutions and unmatched configuration flexibility, including support for both coherent and direct detect optical layer applications.

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