InterNexa, Coriant Bring the Open Network Revolution to Latin America


Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform Demonstrates the Power of Open Optical Transport in ULH Express and DCI Use Cases from Bogotá to Cali and Medellín

InterNexa, a connectivity infrastructure and ICT solutions provider in Latin America, and Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale internet operators, today announced successful completion of an open optical transport field trial featuring disaggregated 100G and 200G transmission over third-party optical infrastructure. The live field trial showcased InterNexa’s ability to cost-efficiently introduce and scale higher capacity services using open networking concepts while facilitating faster-time-to-market with best-in-class innovations in disaggregated system design.

InterNexa operates a ring-based optical backbone infrastructure that supports IP and wholesale transport services throughout South America, with over 49,000 kilometers of optical fiber interconnecting Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. The company provides high-availability services across over 170 cities at the national and regional level, and offers connections to five submarine cable systems, last mile and metropolitan networks.

The open optical transport field trial was conducted in Colombia earlier this year across active transmission links on InterNexa’s backbone network using the industry-leading Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform equipped with Coriant CloudWave™ Optics coherent transport technology. The testing encompassed multiple alien wavelength use cases, including DCI-optimized 200G 16QAM coherent transmission across a direct link between Bogotá and Medellín at a distance of 364 kilometers and ultra-long haul DWDM 100G QPSK transmission between the same cities using an express route through Cali for a total distance of approximately 1,400 kilometers. The latter ring-based alien wavelength use case was implemented across a third-party, 50 GHz ROADM-based network architecture.

“InterNexa has been a pioneer in adopting open networking and leveraging best-in-class technologies that enable us to efficiently deploy the types of services that our customers require as their connectivity needs evolve,” said Gabriel Jaime Vivares, Connectivity and Data Center Specialist, InterNexa. “We were pleased with the performance demonstrated in this open transport field trial and impressed with the Groove G30’s ultra-high density and unmatched system modularity. Customized service offerings remain one of InterNexa’s key differentiators, and the ability to easily and cost-efficiently scale bandwidth in a pay-as-you-grow model is a highly compelling feature.”

The award-winning Coriant Groove™ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform is an innovative 1RU modular open transport solution designed to deliver programmable, high speed, and secure bandwidth optimized for the growing capacity demands of mobile, video, IoT, and cloud applications. Widely deployed in the world’s leading web-scale internet operator, service provider, IXP, and cable MSO networks, the Groove G30 can be equipped as a muxponder terminal solution and as an Open Line System (OLS) optical layer solution. Open APIs ensure rapid introduction and easy integration within any network operating environment.

“Our recent collaboration with InterNexa on 100G/200G ULH and DCI alien wavelength use cases for our Groove G30 reinforces Coriant’s commitment to open, disaggregated, and software-driven network evolution,” said Lucas Vanagas, Managing Director, South America, Coriant. “We continue to advance the capabilities of this industry-leading disaggregation platform to ensure our Latin America customers are positioned for success both today and well into the future. Recent enhancements, for example, provide a seamless and cost-effective path to higher interconnect speeds such as 400G client side and 600G line side transmission – without the need for forklift upgrades.”