NTT Com picks Ciena to enable 800G data centre interconnect

17 Nov 2020

US-based networking systems and software company Ciena has been selected by NTT Group company NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) to deploy a single-wave 800G line speed solution for Data Center Interconnect (DCI) in Japan. The Group’s ICT solutions and international communications business will use the new solution to accommodate the rapid growth of 5G, gaming and cloud services, while the upgrade is designed to ensure its DCI network is more programmable and resilient, and equipped with even more capacity.

‘With a proven track record of providing scale and capacity in Japan and globally, Ciena’s industry-leading 800G will enable NTT Com to provide a network that can adapt and drive stronger outcomes for end users. This deployment will reinforce our commitment to delivering premium product and service quickly and efficiently,’ Kazuyasu Takahashi, Vice President and General Manager, Ciena Japan, said in a statement.