Coriant Selected for National Backbone Network Deployment in Central Asia

Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Communications has deployed a new national backbone network with coherent DWDM, MPLS-TP, and service management technologies from Coriant.

The network modernisation initiative enables the Ministry of Communications to cost-effectively scale transport capacity and expand transit connectivity to neighbouring countries, while introducing a new level of edge-to-core provisioning flexibility to enhance bandwidth services for government, enterprise, mobile, and residential end-user customers.

The Ministry of Communications’ new packet optical transport backbone network connects all the major cities of Turkmenistan, with cross-border transit provided via terrestrial LH/ULH and subsea transmission links. With industry-leading flexi-rate and super-channel capabilities, Coriant’s hiT 7300 provides a seamless and cost-efficient path to higher transmission rates as end-user bandwidth demands change over time.

Widely deployed in other backbone networks in the region, the hiT 7300 also ensures simplified interworking in international transit applications. At the network edge, the MPLS-TP-enabled 7090 offers reliable packet transport for a broad mix of local and transit traffic while delivering service efficiencies and flexibility through a range of multi-rate interfaces and Ethernet transport options (e.g., MEF-certified E-LINE, E-LAN). End-to-end service management in the integrated Layer 0-2 transport network will be supported by the Coriant Transport Network Management System (TNMS). In addition to simplifying multi-layer service provisioning and reducing operating expenses, TNMS will enable the efficient management of legacy traffic, including SDH and low-speed data.

“Our new state-of-the-art backbone network will play a critical role in meeting the current and future communications needs of all of our citizens, while creating a strong foundation for economic development and regional cooperation," said a representative of the Ministry of Communications.

The new network deployment supports growing demand for backbone capacity driven by high-bandwidth end-user services and applications, including LTE, mobile backhaul, e-government, Data Centre Interconnect (DCI), and residential Internet access. The Coriant solution included a full suite of engineering, installation, testing, project management, commissioning, and maintenance services designed to meet the customer’s network modernisation objectives and time frames.

“We are pleased to partner with the Ministry of Communications as they take important steps to bring transformational value to communications throughout Turkmenistan,” said Tarcisio Ribeiro, Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Services, Coriant.

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