Funet to have terabit capacity - 100 gigabits per second successfully tested
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 08 January 2013
Release date- 07012013 - CSC successfully tested line speeds of 100 gigabits in the Funet Network between Espoo and Oulu in November 2012.
The distance between the two points of the optical fibre connection is about 1,000 kilometres. The equipment for the network has been supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks. The 100 Gbps connections were tested in a network that also provides 10 Gbps capacity. The tests showed that the Funet Network can serve its member organizations with next-generation speeds and meet the challenges of high-speed data transmission of the future.
'With the new channel capacity, the Funet Network can transmit data at a speed of four terabits per second - per one link connection. Funet member organizations can use the 100 Gbps services by means of a light path. CSC is also preparing to gradually update the Funet IP Network for the speed of 100 gigabits. The service will probably be first used in the data infrastructures of international research projects,' explains Juha Oinonen, Development Manager at CSC.
The tests were carried out in cooperation with CSC's partners. The 100 Gbps capacity was tested between Espoo and Oulu, using equipment supplied by Ekinops and Nokia Siemens Networks. Both connections were built using NSN's optical 1+1 backup via two separate light paths. The 100 gigabits speed of the IP network was tested using router equipment supplied by Juniper Networks, a long-time CSC partner.
'K&K Active Oy and Ekinops are proud to be able to take part in the tests and assist CSC in its work to update its network for future needs. K&K has supplied Ekinops DWDM systems for data center and transport network environments for many years. However, this is the first time when we are able to test our 100 Gbps product in a real production environment in Finland. Our belief is that 100 Gbps connections will already be in use in Finland in 2013,' says Harri Raty, Product Area Manager at K&K Active Oy, commenting on the tests.
K&K Active Oy imports active network equipment and systems for telecommunications and data networks and supplies value-added services for them. The company is part of the Lagercrantz Group, a Swedish technical wholesale operator that has a turnover of more than SEK 2,000 million. The Lagercrantz Group has been listed in the Stockholm Stock Exchange (Nasdaq OMX) since 2001. The mission of K&K Active Oy is to operate in specific product fields and, in cooperation with its affiliates and business partners, to offer its customers solutions involving active network equipment and systems that enhance their competitive advantage.
CSC - IT Center for Science is a state-owned non-profit company, which provides services for the Ministry of Education and Culture. CSC provides academia, research institutes and companies with IT support and resources in the form of modelling, computing and information services. CSC provides Finland's widest selection of scientific software and databases and Finland's most powerful supercomputing environment that researchers can use via the Funet network.
CSC - IT Center for Science
Juniper Networks Finland Oy
K&K Active Oy (Ekinops equipment)
Nokia Siemens Networks Oy
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