Nokia has announced it has been selected by Deutsche Telekom (DT) as a long-term strategic partner to modernise its optical transport network. The transformation will enable DT to deliver an enhanced service quality experience to its customers by upgrading the existing network to make it more scalable and automated. The operator will also benefit from automation to simplify and streamline operational tasks to make more efficient use of network resources. The Finnish vendor will deploy its WaveFabric service-ready platforms and Nokia WaveSuite software portfolio, which includes the Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) powered by the PSE-V family of coherent digital signal processors (DSPs). The solution will transform DT’s optical core network and strategic regional distribution sites, enabling optimised performance and a consistent customer experience across Germany.
‘We are transforming our optical network to give our customers a highly differentiated service quality of experience, and to be more responsive to their new services needs while also reducing our network TCO,’ stated Erik Weiss, VP of Optical Transport Core at DT Technik, adding: ‘The Nokia optical transport solution enables us to realise these goals by creating a more scalable and automated services-centric platform that will support us well into the future.’