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Coriant Brings Innovations in Metro to Core IP and Packet Optical Transport to AfricaCom 2017

Coriant to Showcase Open, Hyperscale, and Performance-Aware Solutions Powered by SDN/NFV-Enabled Automation and Programmability at Africa’s Premier Telecoms Event

MUNICH, Germany, 12 October 2017 – Coriant, a leading supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, today announced that it will showcase the latest advances in its portfolio of SDN/NFV-enabled packet optical transport solutions at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa from November 7-9. Visitors to the Coriant AfricaCom exhibit will learn how Coriant innovation in open, SDN/NFV-enabled, and performance-aware connectivity is transforming network infrastructure and paving the way for a new generation of agile and scalable end-user services, including cloud, 5G, IoT, Data Center Interconnect (DCI), and Virtual Reality.

Coriant industry leadership will also be showcased as part of Coriant’s participation at AfricaCom 2017 in a keynote address by Coriant CEO & Chairman, and MTN Board Member, Shaygan Kheradpir:

  • Connecting Africa Stream: "5G, IoT, and Super High Speeds to the Cloud: Disruptive TCO & Industrial Internet Revenues" – (November 7, 13:10-13:30)

Coriant looks forward to meeting with customers and showcasing its best-in-class products that have been making an impact on mobile and fixed line operator networks and end-user services in Africa. Solution highlights at the Coriant AfricaCom Exhibit Booth (D94/D95) will include:

To arrange a meeting with Coriant executives or technology experts at AfricaCom 2017, please contact Barbara Biadati at barbara.biadati@coriant.com.

About AfricaCom 2017

AfricaCom, one of the continent’s largest and most influential Technology, Media, and Telecommunications conferences and exhibitions will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa from November 7-9, 2017. Regarded as the essential must attend event of the year, AfricaCom offers an unparalleled opportunity to discover pioneering innovation that will influence Africa’s progression. The key themes for 2017 include exploring the path towards Industry 4.0 – accelerating Africa’s digital revolution, digital connectivity as an engine for economic development and social empowerment, fuelling entrepreneurship, and innovating business models in digital Africa. For more information, visit the AfricaCom website.

About Coriant

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.


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

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