KVH Co, previously known as KVH Telecom, has reportedly deployed Cyan’s Z-Series packet-optical transport platform and blue planet SDN software to enable its new high-capacity backhaul network in Japan. According to an unconfirmed report in Converge Digest, the Cyan-supplied platform provides KVH with integrated support for 100G coherent optical transponding and muxponding (i.e. a WDM technology that aggregates multiple services into a single wavelength), scale up to 96-channels, and multi-degree reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) for transporting up to 10Tbps on a single fibre. Blue Planet, together with the Z-Series, delivers multi-layer capacity scalability, multi-vendor software control, service automation and orchestration for KVH’s backhaul service. KVH is offering Nx100G connectivity from the major submarine landing stations in Japan, Chikura and Toyohashi, to central Tokyo and Osaka. Its service targets global service providers, internet content providers, and carriers with network capacity requirements to connect their sub-sea capacity to these key metropolitan cities.