Vectra rolls out nationwide fibre backbone

8 Jul 2013

Polish cableco Vectra has installed a nationwide fibre-optic backbone based on Cisco’s optical networking technology, the vendor announced in a statement. The backbone network connects just under 30 cities – including Warsaw, Katowice, Wroclaw, Poznan, Radom, Bydgoszcz, Torun and Gdynia – and uses dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) technology and Cisco’s ONS 15454 Multiservice Optical Transport Platform (MSTP). The cable operates at 10Gbps, but can be scaled to 100Gbps. Vectra’s president Tomasz Zuranski noted: ‘Cisco technology has significantly increased the bandwidth capabilities of Vectra’s backbone network for our current and planned services. It is a crucial element of our technology and telco infrastructure based on optical fibre and the main artery for Vectra’s digital services, lowering our digital transmission costs in the long-term perspective.’

Poland, Cisco Systems, Vectra