Nokia (NOK) Tests Intercontinental Connectivity With Vodafone Turkey

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Nokia Corporation NOK recently conducted a successful trial with Vodafone Turkey, an operating unit of Vodafone Group Plc VOD, to test the efficacy of intercontinental connectivity with the first 1T (terabit) clear-channel IP interface. The trial is part of the network modernization initiative of Vodafone Turkey, as it aims to scale up operations to effectively handle exponential growth in data traffic.

The test was undertaken by using Nokia’s 7950 XRS (Extensible Routing System) routers with terabit interfaces powered by its FP4 chipset. Leveraging modular and extensible hardware design that ensures granular and economical scaling up to 96 Tb/s HD capacity in a standard 19” rack, 7950 XRS routers enable carriers to build a versatile, reliable and converged core network. It helps to address the entire range of core routing requirements on common hardware with a flexible, pay-as-you-go software licensing model.

The FP4 network processor is the reportedly the world’s first 3.0 Tb/s network processor and enables service providers and webscale operators to implement vast IP networks without sacrificing on performance. The FP4 terabit linecard offers two 1T ports that boost network capacity by about 10 times, simplifying operational complexity and cost overhead by eliminating the requirement of multiple lower rate interfaces in link aggregation groups. The multi-access mobile transport architecture will deliver high capacity, low latency 5G services to optimize network functioning and facilitate Vodafone Turkey to ramp up operations to better serve one of the world’s largest intercontinental markets.

By unlocking network efficiencies with common operability, software delivery and increased hardware sharing, Nokia has been able to reduce the total cost of ownership for mobile operators. The company is well positioned for the ongoing technology cycle given the strength of its end-to-end portfolio. Its installed base of high-capacity AirScale product, which enables customers to quickly upgrade to 5G, is growing fast. The company is driving the transition of global enterprises into smart virtual networks by creating a single network for all services, converging mobile and fixed…