Netia launches Poland's first 100G network

Polish telco Netia claims to have launched the country’s first 100G network, which has boosted its capacity 40 times.
The operator hired Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy the network, which has been integrated with its existing fiber optic infrastructure. The upgrade has increased Netia’s capacity from 2.5G to 100G, a move the telco says is necessary to meet growing demand for data caused by increasing use of smartphones and other bandwidth intensive devices.
“With this upgrade, we can transmit over a single fiber the capacity required for more than 800,000 broadband service customers to be connected simultaneously to the internet,” explains Marek Owczarski, technology development manager at Netia.
Herbert Merz, head of Optical Networks at NSN, says the upgrade has allowed Netia to significantly expand “the capacity of the network for a fraction of the cost of having swapped out the existing infrastructure.”