POZNAN, Poland -- ADVA Optical Networking today announced that it has successfully completed a rigorous trial of its 400 Gbit/s coherent data center interconnect (DCI) technology with the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC).
The trial was conducted over 385km of fiber, spreading between two research and education centers in Poznań and Warsaw. The ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ with its unique DCI technology transported data continuously for 14 hours without any block errors - something no one else in the industry has done. What’s more, ADVA Optical Networking used software-defined optics to deliver flexible data rates and modulation. This means the network can intelligently scale from 200 Gbit/s to 300 Gbit/s to 400 Gbit/s and from QPSK to 8QAM to 16QAM as required.
The 400 Gbit/s trial was conducted using the live commercial PIONIER network. PIONIER is a consortium of Polish research and education organizations and its network is operated domestically by PSNC. For the purpose of the trial, the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ was configured with two 200 Gbit/s wavelengths operating at 16QAM within an optical super-channel. The system also featured reconfigurable add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs) and hybrid amplifiers. After 14 hours of testing, the trial resulted in complete error-free transmission with impressive optical-signal-to-noise ratios of approximately 20dB. This trial clearly highlights the capabilities of the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ technology, especially for the bandwidth-intensive applications used in data center transport.
“This 400Gbit/s trial firmly underlines why we have such a long history with the team at ADVA Optical Networking. It clearly highlights why they power our network,” commented Artur Binczewski, director, Network Division, PSNC. “The ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ is the team’s greatest technical achievement to date. This technology opens so many new possibilities for Poland’s research and education communities. We’ll be able to collaborate and share data on a whole new scale.”