Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier Relaunches Lambda Connect

Wholesale network optimized with greater agility and programmability to accommodate higher-bandwidth applications and quickly monetize services

BONN, Germany and HANOVER, Maryland – October 23, 2018 – Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom, recently deployed Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic Ai coherent optical solution to strengthen bandwidth services and reach longer distances across Deutsche Telekom’s network.

With this move, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier highlights its commitment to excellence by combining technology leadership with business innovation to deliver first-class customer experience. The optimized network brings the next generation of the organization’s Lambda Connect services to market. Optical innovation, expansion of network capacity and deployment agility enables highly differentiated services for customers and provides the flexibility, security and cost-efficiency customers need in today’s dynamic environment.

Bertold Frech, Head of Carrier Enterprise Services, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier stated: “Technology changes very fast with new trends and services emerging constantly in the digital area. Most of these trends have the need for high capacity, high performance connectivity in common, which is the foundation for many of these new digital services. Ciena’s expertise in the optical network realm has been invaluable as we continue to find ways to enable these services for our international carrier customers. As we are upgrading our network we provide the agility and flexibility to support the new high-powered applications that are disrupting the market.”

Customers will now benefit from a more adaptive network with larger bandwidth and lower latency by point-of-presence consolidation and signal regeneration elimination. The agile optical infrastructure is based on Ciena’s 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic Ai, which is the industry’s first programmable coherent modem that can scale to 400Gbps per wavelength. It enables Deutsche Telekom to reach longer distances, deliver end-to-end optical services and achieve finer connectivity granularity for carriers and internet content providers throughout Europe.

Jason Phipps, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Ciena, stated: “Our leading-edge technology products and services are designed to resolve our customers biggest challenges. We collaborate with service providers to deliver real value and greater competitive advantage in the market. With our innovative WaveLogic Ai and Blue Planet MCP solutions, we can ensure our customers are better positioned to adapt and accommodate varying connectivity requirements for high-bandwidth applications.”

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier customers can also look forward to improved service management through Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) domain controller, which automates network and service management and provides visibility into real-time network operations. Ciena will migrate Deutsche Telekom’s network to an optimized, flexible grid network that offers more agility and programmability.

About Deutsche Telekom:
https://www.telekom.com/en/company/at-a-glance

About Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier is the international wholesale division of Deutsche Telekom. We offer a comprehensive portfolio for all the needs of a rapidly transforming telco industry. One that is continually updated to provide fast, innovative solutions for future technologies and challenges. As one of the world’s leading carriers, we satisfy the requirements of Deutsche Telekom Group’s international affiliates and more than 900 external customers worldwide. With more than 20 years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier offers next-generation platforms, extensive networks, a global backbone, 360 degrees of security, tailor-made solutions, worldwide connectivity, and much more.

The cutting-edge offerings of Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier include the following business segments:
Global Voice: international market leader for retail voice termination.
Commercial Roaming: seamless international roaming with one of the largest networks in the world. 
Internet & Content: one of the premier European Internet and content players.
Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connecting customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider. 
Inflight / EAN: Broadband connectivity on short, mid and long-haul flights around the globe.
Mobile World: innovative and profitable solutions from Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, a premium mobile enabler.

About Ciena
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services, and software company. We provide solutions that help our clients create more adaptive networks in response to the constantly changing demands of their users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most sophisticated networks with automation and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.

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