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China Unicom Selects Coriant to Expand 100G Network Coverage, Linking Key Cities

Converged Packet Optical Platform Supports Agile Network Upgrade without Service Disruptions

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 09 December 2014 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport solutions, today announced that it has been selected by China Unicom, a leading fixed and mobile service provider in China to expand its 100G backbone network linking the cities of Wuhan, Hefei and Nanjing. China Unicom will deploy the Coriant™ hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform which will allow improvements to its existing network and meet increasing customer demand.

"We're constantly working to accelerate the expansion of our mobile communications network across China, while providing our customers with high-quality broadband communications and information services," said Mr. Guangquan Wang, Director of Network Technology, Network Technology Research Institute, China Unicom. "For this network expansion, we chose the Coriant hiT 7300 solution because it enables us to support an upgrade without interrupting existing traffic. It also provides us with the flexibility to add capacity as network demands increase."

The Coriant hiT 7300 is an industry-leading, high-performance optical transport platform optimized for flexible and efficient transport in regional, long haul and ultra-long haul networks. The solution provides the China Unicom network with superior capacity, support of photonic mesh configurations, and scalability from 40G to 100G and beyond. With numerous configuration options available, the Coriant hiT 7300 solution can be tailored to provide the exact amount of flexibility and performance required for virtually any application.

"Our team has been working with China Unicom since 2006 and we're excited to enhance this network with a solution that enables virtually unlimited capacity growth and seamless scalability," said Pat DiPietro, Chief Executive Officer, Coriant. "Our Coriant hiT 7300 solution allows China Unicom to expand to 100G channels over existing 40G links without service disruptions."

The hiT 7300 is a key component of the Coriant Dynamic Optical Cloud™ Solution, which combines a flexible transport infrastructure, dynamic network control based on the Coriant Transcend™ SDN Solution, and integrated network planning to create a powerful toolkit for multi-layer network efficiencies and next-generation service innovation in a new networked world.

About Coriant

Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is an industry-leading supplier of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions. We serve over 500 customers globally, including 90% of the world's top 50 service providers. Our packet optical, edge router and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions enable mobile and fixed line operators to reduce network complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of high-bandwidth services and applications. Coriant was formed from the distinguished technology heritage and proven networking expertise of Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. The company operates worldwide in more than 48 countries, with R&D centers in Asia, Germany, Portugal, Finland, Canada, and the United States, as well as a state-of-the-art production center in Berlin, Germany. Learn more at www.coriant.com.


Scott Larson Media Relations Coriant +1.978.250.3433 scott.larson@coriant.com

Charlie Crockwell / Passion Hemphill  MWW +44 (0) 203.725.2328 / +1.312.981.8541 Coriant@MWW.com

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