Deutsche Telekom switches on 40Gbps network

Ericsson's 40 Gbps multihaul WDM solution, Marconi MHL 3000 has been commercially started by Deutsche Telekom in the German core network.

This step follows in-depth testing, optimisation and systems integration.

Ericsson's Marconi MHL 3000 MultiHaul WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) platform is nationwide commercially deployed with 40 Gbps functionality.

This is a vital step to provide necessary bandwidth in core networks to meet the broadband traffic demand from business and residential customers using new multimedia services.

Ericsson has been one of Deutsche Telekom's suppliers of WDM equipment since 2005. 40 Gbps is a key technology in next generation networks.

The Marconi MHL 3000 solution reportedly enables Deutsche Telekom now to implement an IP network with 40Gbps connections on existing ROADM infrastructure satisfying traffic growth.