Greener delivery of 5G, video streaming and cloud services.
Vodafone New Zealand plans to deploy 800G technology, enabling extremely high data capacity, transmission, and speeds.
Using Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optics between its data centres in Auckland, Vodafone will support growing, yet constantly fluctuating, demands for digital services while enabling a greener network.
The term 800G refers to 800 billion bits per second transmission capacity, which is enough to transport 25 HD movies in one second or the latest virtual reality game in a quarter of a second.
By implementing Ciena’s WL5e, Vodafone can better manage network requirements to support its recently launched 5G service.
The Internet provider will also be able to offer a broad range of digital experiences by scaling from 200G up to 800G single wavelengths to optimise capacity across any distance while lowering costs.
Vodafone is also using its existing Ciena 6500 shelves, doubling the data throughput for each hardware module deployed and reducing energy consumption by 50 percent, said Tony Baird, Wholesale and Infrastructure Director at Vodafone.
“With Ciena’s WL5e, Vodafone will provide increased bandwidth for a range of data-hungry applications, especially necessary as we’ve seen both increases and spikes of data used during the past few months,” he said. [This] trend is only set to continue as remote working becomes more widespread and New Zealand gears up for a more digitally-focused future.”