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JPIX Gets Into the Coriant Groove

December 07, 2017

Japan Internet Exchange Co. Ltd. is using Coriant’s Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to serve the Tokyo and Osaka metro regions.

This solution, provided through Coriant partner UNIADEX Ltd., has enabled the internet exchange company to increase the capacity of its interconnect services. The technology can support 10G, 40G, and 100G.

The internet exchange company serves more than 160 customers, including cable operators, cloud providers, content delivery networks, content providers, digital media companies, internet service providers, and tier 1 service providers. Its Tokyo and Osaka deployments include programmable 200G coherent optical transmission between multiple data center sites.

 “JPIX is playing a vital role as the core of Japan’s Internet with an advanced network infrastructure optimized for the stringent demands of an evolving application landscape that includes IoT and 5G,” said Petri Markkanen, Managing Director for the Asia Pacific at Coriant. “We are pleased to be working closely with this industry-leading Asian IX provider and are committed to helping JPIX further enhance connectivity services and network efficiencies for their end-user customers.”

Coriant’s coherent optical transport technology was recently showcased in the first phase of AT&T's successful 400GbE service trial. This long-haul trial across the AT&T global backbone from New York to Washington represents an example of how the company is helping operators cope with the challenges of bandwidth growth and faster video streaming. Its recent alien wavelength demonstration at Telefónica Germany is another example of how it is helping operators enable simpler, more flexible, and cost-efficient networks optimized for next-generation services and applications.

“Without a doubt, OTT, video, and cloud computing are trends that are having a transformative effect on all customers and networks,” Coriant’s Homayoun Razavi recently commented. “When you add the bandwidth requirements of 5G, IoT, and virtual reality to this mix, you are talking about a disruptive model that is unprecedented in our industry.

“These trends are driving innovation in a number of key technology areas, including purpose-built data center interconnect, open networking, and multi-layer SDN,” he added. “When I talk with our customers, the sentiment is usually the same – it's a daunting but tremendously exciting time in the industry.”

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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