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Coriant Participates in Industry-First Wireless Transport SDN Proof-of-Concept

SDN-enabled Coriant® 8615 Smart Router Supports Multi-vendor, Multi-layer Optimization in ONF-sponsored PoC Testing Hosted by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks Institute

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 14 October 2015 – Coriant, a proven supplier of innovative networking solutions to leading network operators in over 100 countries, today announced it has successfully demonstrated multi-vendor interoperability in the industry's first Wireless Transport SDN Proof-of-Concept (PoC) sponsored by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). The PoC testing, which demonstrated the flexibility and programmability of a multi-layer transport network controlled by an SDN controller for efficient network resource utilization, was hosted by Telefónica and IMDEA Networks Institute, with support from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. As an ONF member company, Coriant participated in PoC use case demonstrations with its SDN-enabled Coriant® 8615 Smart Router, an industry-leading IP/MPLS aggregation and routing solution widely deployed in Tier 1 networks around the world.

"As a long-standing technology partner to Telefónica, we were pleased to work with Coriant as part of this important industry-first PoC that marks significant progress towards a more open and dynamic wireless transport infrastructure," said Mr. Luis M. Contreras of Telefónica, Global CTO unit, responsible for the PoC in Telefónica.

Designed to encourage the development, testing, and implementation of open SDN for Wireless Transport, the ONF-sponsored PoC testing showcased the value of multi-layer optimization across an open SDN infrastructure. Among the PoC test scenarios conducted during the multi-vendor event, the Coriant® 8615 Smart Router served as the routing infrastructure in a flow-based use case that used open interfaces to adapt the router Quality of Service (QoS) configurations to the quality of wireless transport links, thus enabling the overall optimization of traffic utilization in the network.

"Multi-layer optimization is an imperative for network operators as unpredictable traffic demands driven by video and cloud applications raise the stakes for operational efficiency and service agility in transport infrastructure, including mobile backhaul networks," said Paul Smelters, Executive Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Coriant. "This first-ever Wireless Transport SDN PoC further validates the critical role that SDN-enabled programmability, automation, and control will play in multi-vendor environments as wireless networks evolve."

The Coriant® 8615 is a 44 Gbps full duplex IP/MPLS router that supports high-density 1G/10G aggregation in a wide variety of network applications, including mobile backhaul. Ideal for aggregation of Gigabit Ethernet (GE) traffic onto 10G rings, the 8615 provides power and cost efficiency in a compact 1RU form factor. The 8615 is optimized for LTE-A applications and SDN-enabled network architectures to meet the needs of fast growing mobility and data services.

This PoC originated in ONF's Open Transport Working Group and evolved from a specification into an open source software project in the OpenSourceSDN.orgcommunity that ONF sponsors and that is open to the public.

About Coriant

Coriant is a proven supplier of innovative networking solutions to leading network operators in over 100 countries. Coriant customers include 9 of the top 10 global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers (CSPs), as well as cloud providers, enterprises, and government agencies. With hundreds of thousands of networking systems deployed, Coriant solutions serve as the resilient foundation for billions of dollars in end-user service revenue. Formed by Marlin Equity Partners through the powerful combination of the Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks businesses, the company delivers best-in-class packet optical transport and mobile backhaul solutions built upon a distinguished heritage of over 35 years of technology innovation. Holding over 1,800 patents, Coriant's pioneering achievements include the world record for transmission capacity at 57.6 Tbps over hollow core fiber, the industry's first ROADM-on-a-blade, leadership in packet synchronization for mobile backhaul, the industry's first optical layer SDN solution, new industry records in flexi-rate modulation for next-generation optical networks, and the unique mTera Universal Transport Platform switching capabilities for OTN, packet, and SONET/SDH services. 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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