NAPERVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Coriant, a proven supplier of innovative networking solutions to leading network operators in over 100 countries, today announced successful completion of MEF 100G CE 2.0 certification for the Coriant® mTera® Universal Transport Platform (UTP). Coriant is among an inaugural group of six networking vendors recognized by the MEF as being the first to offer 100G CE 2.0 certified products, and is the first company to bring compliant 100G CE support to an innovative platform with the unique ability to switch packet, OTN, and SONET/SDH services within a single physical interface.
“As network operators scale their packet-optimized transport networks to meet growing demand for enterprise cloud connectivity and carrier-class Ethernet services, Coriant’s solutions enable efficient interworking at higher speeds and critical assurance of consistent and reliable end-user service performance,” said Brian Nagle, Director of Product Line Management, Coriant. “Successful certification on our mTera® Universal Transport Platform represents another milestone that underscores Coriant’s commitment to industry standards and leadership in end-to-end packet and CE 2.0 solutions.”
The MEF Carrier Ethernet Equipment Certification Program for 100G, which advances packet-based service delivery by an order of magnitude, focused on point-to-point E-Line and E-Access services with additional test cases covering the full suite of 100G service attributes, including performance and bandwidth profiles. As service providers transform the delivery of business services from traditional Time Division Multiplexed (TDM) network topologies provided by traditional SONET/SDH networks, CE 2.0 certification provides a ubiquitous and standardized methodology of delivering carrier-class, packet-based services. By achieving 100G certification, the mTera® UTP enhances Coriant’s end-to-end portfolio of already certified CE 2.0 solutions including the Coriant® 7100 Packet Optical Transport Platform and Coriant® 7090 Packet Transport Platform.
Optimized for multi-service aggregation applications in metro, regional, and long haul networks, the mTera® UTP is an extremely flexible multi-service transport solution that seamlessly combines packet-based and OTN switching with an advanced ROADM-based optical layer in a single, compact, and power-efficient system architecture. As one of the industry’s first MEF-compliant 100G CE 2.0 certified products, the mTera® UTP enables network operators to cost-efficiently deploy a broader range of flexible and scalable packet-based services, while ensuring carrier-grade Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) support and more granular performance monitoring capabilities for enhanced network optimization and service assurance. These packet-based services at 100 Gbps can be cost-effectively added to existing metro networks, while keeping existing services untouched. Service management on the mTera® UTP is provided by the Coriant® Transport Network Management System (TNMS), an end-to-end management platform that simplifies service provisioning and reduces operating expenses.
Coriant is a proven supplier of innovative networking solutions to leading network operators in over 100 countries. Coriant customers include 9 of the top 10 global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers (CSPs), as well as cloud providers, enterprises, and government agencies. With hundreds of thousands of networking systems deployed, Coriant solutions serve as the resilient foundation for billions of dollars in end-user service revenue. Formed by Marlin Equity Partners through the powerful combination of the Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks businesses, the company delivers best-in-class packet optical transport and mobile backhaul solutions built upon a distinguished heritage of over 35 years of technology innovation. Holding over 1,800 patents, Coriant’s pioneering achievements include the world record for transmission capacity at 57.6 Tbps over hollow core fiber, the industry’s first ROADM-on-a-blade, leadership in packet synchronization for mobile backhaul, the industry’s first optical layer SDN solution, new industry records in flexi-rate modulation for next-generation optical networks, and the unique mTera® Universal Transport Platform switching capabilities for OTN, packet, and SONET/SDH services. Learn more at www.coriant.com.
About the MEF
The MEF is the driving force behind the $80+ billion global market for Carrier Ethernet services and technologies and the defining body for LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) standards that underpin emerging Third Network services with CE 2.0, SDN, and NFV. An industry alliance consisting of nearly 220 member organizations based in 43 countries, the MEF operates through a powerful collaborative framework of service providers, network solutions suppliers, and other stakeholders to achieve CE 2.0 and LSO development and globalization objectives.
The MEF’s flagship work is CE 2.0, including specifications, operational frameworks, and certification programs for services, equipment, and professionals. Visit www.mef.net for more details on these programs.
Building on fourteen years of success with Carrier Ethernet, the MEF is now focused on development of LSO with APIs to enable paradigm-shifting agile, assured, and orchestrated services over more efficient, automated networks. The MEF’s vision for the transformation of network connectivity services and the networks used to deliver them is referred to as the “Third Network,” which combines the on-demand agility and ubiquity of the Internet with the performance and security assurances of CE 2.0. For information on the Third Network and LSO download the MEF’s Third Network Vision & Strategy White Paper and Third Network Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Vision White Paper.