Oct 31, 2022 15:10 JST

Source: NEC Corporation

NEC deploys Telecom Infra Project's (TIP) Phoenix Open and Disaggregated Optical Whitebox Transponder in South Africa

TOKYO, Oct 31, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has deployed Africa's first TIP Phoenix platform for Teraco, Africa's leading carrier-neutral colocation provider.

NEC is driving the expansion of All-Optical Networks, including the introduction of open specifications-compliant, open optical transport solutions and products, which is aligned with the standards requirements defined by TIP's Phoenix initiative. NEC envisions All-Optical Networks as a next-generation, environmentally friendly infrastructure that will lead to the realization of digital twins, social transformation and the creation of new services and industries. Through the provision of such products, NEC will help deploy transport networks with large capacity, low latency and multiple connections, as well as advanced security, robustness and low power consumption. This deployment of the TIP Phoenix Open and Disaggregated Optical Whitebox Transponder in South Africa is a major milestone for NEC as the compatibility of solutions and products that satisfy TIP Phoenix requirements can meet the evolving needs of communication service providers.

This Phoenix solution consists of Wistron Galileo Flex T hardware (WX-T series), the NEC Network Operating System (based on the open-source software Goldstone) and Lumentum 400G CFP2-DCO pluggable transceivers that are deployed between Teraco data centers. The solution is part of Teraco's latest data center footprint network upgrade plan. NEC and NEC XON, a South Africa-based NEC subsidiary, technology integrator and managed services provider, provided the supporting system integration for this solution.

Phoenix, an operator-driven initiative developed by TIP's Open Optical and Transport (OOPT) Disaggregated Optical Systems (DOS) subgroup, defines the requirements for a 400G optical transponder suited for applications such as data center interconnect (DCI) and metro backhaul transport for use with traditional Optical Line Systems. Phoenix's open and disaggregated architecture enables operators the flexibility to choose the hardware and software combinations that best suit their requirements. The solution also employs open, standards-based interfaces which allow for smooth integration with existing network management systems.

Michele McCann, Head of Interconnection and Peering, Teraco, said: "The deployment of TIP's 400G Phoenix solution marks a first in Africa. It greatly enhances Teraco's ability to deliver greater capacity and more reliable connectivity for our customers, which is at the core of our mission. We would like to thank TIP and NEC for their contributions to this successful initiative."

Hanson Tuang, Connectivity Technologies and Ecosystems Manager, Meta, said: "We are pleased to see Teraco taking the lead with the adoption of Phoenix in its production network. The need to scale networks efficiently is a constant challenge for communication service providers. With its disaggregated architecture, high capacity and enhanced programmability, Phoenix is an attractive solution for providers to increase network capacity. We look forward to further collaborations with Teraco in the future, and would like to thank NEC for its contributions to this success."

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of "Orchestrating a brighter world." NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at www.nec.com.

Source: NEC Corporation
Sectors: Telecoms, 5G

Copyright ©2023 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Japan Corporate News Network.

Related Press Release

Toyota Tsusho, IIJ, NEC, and NTT Com Sign Contract with Uzbektelecom for Telecommunications Infrastructure Development Project
January 27 2023 14:25 JST
NEC develops high-speed, high-capacity power amplifier for next generation networks
January 19 2023 13:56 JST
NEC provides billing gateway for DOCOMO's standalone 5G system
January 18 2023 11:13 JST
Juniper Networks and NEC Electrify Powerco's Wi-Fi User Experience
January 10 2023 08:29 JST
NEC demonstrates mission-critical Open RAN Integrations in O-RAN Global PlugFest Fall 2022
December 15 2022 15:38 JST
NEC Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) three years in a row
December 14 2022 11:30 JST
NEC named to the CDP "A List" for advanced Climate Change and Water Security initiatives four years in a row
December 13 2022 18:41 JST
NEC Wins Industry Awards Highlighting Open RAN Leadership
December 09 2022 10:17 JST
NEC and SINAI Technologies Collaborate to Create Pathways to Decarbonization
December 02 2022 08:26 JST
NEC Orchestrating Future Fund, an Ecosystem-type CVC Fund, Completes Final Close for US$140 Million
November 30 2022 14:15 JST
More Press release >>

Latest Press Release

More Latest Release >>