EneCom Taps Nokia to expand next generation 100Gbps optical network

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Nokia has won Chogoku area’s first 100 Gbps network rollout for Energia Communications (EneCom), which is a utility telecommunications company in the area.

By deploying a cutting-edge optical transport system integrated with 100G/200G coherent technology, Nokia will transform EneCom’s transport network to provide highly flexible and reliable services. The network will be deployed in the Chugoku area on Japan’s main island, Honshu, covering the main cities of Okayama and Hiroshima.

Nokia will deploy its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) to provide integrated ultra-wideband wavelength routing and switching to optimize EneCom’s networks for unpredictable traffic demands. The solution is powered by the world’s most advanced super coherent digital signal processor, the Photonic Service Engine 2 (PSE-2), along with Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) and CDC-F Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM).

EneCom will leverage the new network to meet ever-increasing traffic demands as well as offer protection during natural disasters. The network features real-time optical fiber supervision, which is able to monitor and locate fiber breakage. This greatly improves the efficiency of network operation and maintenance, and the reliability of the network.

Satoshi Kumagai, CEO of Energia Communications said: “We are committed to continue offering our subscribers reasonable, reliable, and high-quality services. To do so, we need to meet the huge increase in traffic driven by cloud-based services, WiFi offloads, rich video content and the future demands of IoT and 5G. The disaster recovery function will provide stable services even during natural disasters.”

Jae Won, head of Nokia Japan, said: “As Japan is exposed to many earthquakes and typhoons, the region requires infrastructure that can automatically reroute services upon failure and provide geographic redundancy. Our solution including the 1830 PSS allows for a simple and robust operation model based on integrated fiber monitoring. This, along with a fully flexible optical transport system and end-to-end network management, is the ideal fit for EneCom’s upcoming service deployment.”