Japan's EneCom expanding 100G OTN

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Japan's top utility communications provider, Energia Communications (EneCom), has contracted Nokia to support a 100Gbps optical network rollout in Chugoku.

The operator will deploy a cutting-edge OTN integrated with 100G/200G coherent technology covering the cities of Okayama and Hiroshima.

Under the contract, Nokia will supply a photonic service switch to support ultra-wideband wavelength routing and switching to help EneCom meet its unpredictable traffic demands.

EneCom also plans to use the new network to provide protection during natural disasters, due to the real-time optical fiber supervision technology which is able to monitor and locate fiber breakage.

"We are committed to continue offering our subscribers reasonable, reliable, and high-quality services,” EneCom CEO Satoshi Kumagai said.

“To do so, we need to meet the huge increase in traffic driven by cloud-based services, WiFi offloads, rich video content and the future demands of IoT and 5G. The disaster recovery function will provide stable services even during natural disasters."

"As Japan is exposed to many earthquakes and typhoons, the region requires infrastructure that can automatically reroute services upon failure and provide geographic redundancy,” Nokia Japan head Jae Won added.

“Our solution including the 1830 PSS allows for a simple and robust operation model based on integrated fiber monitoring. This, along with a fully flexible optical transport system and end-to-end network management, is the ideal fit for EneCom's upcoming service deployment."

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