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MRV provides solutions enabling upgrade to 100 Gbit/s capacity for T-Mobile Czech Republic
Announced Date: 6/23/2015 Published Date: 6/24/2015

MRV Communications, a nearly $170 million sales level supplier of optical networking equipment and services, announced that Deutsche Telekom company T-Mobile Czech Republic, with approximately 6 million mobile customers, is deploying its OptiDriver optical transport and Pro-Vision service orchestration platform to enable 100 Gbit/s high-capacity bandwidth.

T-Mobile Czech Republic is deploying the MRV solutions to support interconnect services to the corporate headquarters, data centre and branch locations for a corporate customer, one the world's largest package delivery companies and a global provider of specialised transportation and logistics services.

The MRV OptiDriver transport and Pro-Vision management platforms are designed to enable T-Mobile to build a more intelligent and fully redundant optical transport network for remote branch connectivity over a 100 Gbit/s transport network serving the Prague city municipal area.

In addition to mobile and fixed-line services, T-Mobile Czech Republic is an integrated operator that offers a portfolio of IT services and systems integration solutions for corporate and public sector customers. To support these customers, T-Mobile required an advanced optical transport solution offering flexibility, density and power efficiency for the delivery of WDM and data centre interconnect services.

MRV's OptiDriver platform is designed to meet these criteria while also providing carrier class features such as full system and hardware redundancy. The flexibility of the OptiDriver platform can also enable T-Mobile to expand its service offering and add new services in response to customer demand.

The MRV OptiDriver transport platform is claimed to offer the highest density 10 Gbit/s optical transport while also supporting intelligent ROADM networks and services at rates of up to 100 Gbit/s. Combined with MRV's Pro-Vision service orchestration platform, T-Mobile will establish a foundation delivering carrier-grade reliability, redundancy and intelligence.

Recently, Alcatel-Lucent and T-Mobile Czech Republic announced they had completed a trial of 400 Gbit/s data transmission over an existing network in the Czech Republic based on Alcatel-Lucent's 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and 400 Gbit/s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology. It was noted T-Mobile Czech Republic is rolling out mobile broadband services nationwide and expected to cover 97% of the population with its 3G and LTE networks by the end of the year.