Jio deploys Ciena’s converged packet optical solutions

NEW DELHI: Mobile network operator Reliance JioInfocomm Limited (Jio) said that it has deployed Ciena’s multi-terabit converged packet-optical technology to power its pan-India 4G network core and help unleash digital revolution in India.

“Operating at speeds up to 200 Gb/s,this deployment gives Jio a high-speed, highly resilient mesh network with unprecedented scale to support its surging subscriber base and subsequent data explosion,” a statement said.

“Jio deployed Ciena’s6500 and 5430 Packet-Optical Platforms, powered byWaveLogiccoherent technology to provide ultra-high bandwidth services across its entire network.This core network connects all major cities of India and is already carrying more than 85 percent of the total data traffic carried through Indian telecom networks, and the deployed network is ready for subscriber additions for months to come. This scale makes it one of the world’s largest multi-terabit networks,” a statement said.

“With Ciena-enabled OneConnectrestoration, unexpected fiber route failuresare restored by autonomously choosing a divergent path that provides higher uptime and unmatched customer experience compared to traditional network architectures,”it said.

“With Ciena we arenot only able to provide robust scalability to offer new levels of data consumption,which is already 8 to 10 times abovemarket levels, but also a supreme level of confidencein our network’s reliability and level of service that stands out in our marketplace. Ciena’s coherent technological offerings and proven control plane technologyis helping to makeus the fastest growing 4G network in the world,” said Jyotindra Thacker, President, Jio.

“In fast-growing markets like India, there’s a pent-up demand for more bandwidth not only for personal use, but also to sustain business growth and development. Jio understands the necessity in today’s digital environment to provide high-bandwidth services anytime, anywhere. Ciena seeks to continue our momentum across these markets indeveloping long-lastingcustomer relationshipsto enrich the lives of residents in these areas,” said Steve Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ciena.

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