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A1, Coriant Trial Space Division Multiplexing

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LONDON -- Coriant, a global supplier of future-proof optical transport solutions, and A1, the Austrian subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, announced today the successful completion of the industry’s first demonstration of a fiber optic capacity upgrade in a live network environment using Space Division Multiplexing (SDM), a cutting-edge technology that promises record-breaking data transmission throughput. The successful field trial also included the first-ever demonstration of 400G transmission in Austria.

The 400G field trial ran over a 660km route between Salzburg and Vienna, and featured demonstration of 8-quadrature-amplitude-modulation (8-QAM) transmission format, which significantly increases transmission reach compared to alternative approaches. The successful trial in a production network environment included 400G transmission co-propagated with 40G and 100G on A1’s currently installed Coriant hiT 7300 optical transport systems. This achievement highlights Coriant’s ability to provide customers a future-proof solution based on a best-in-class transport system optimized for seamless scalability, automated network operations, and Software Defined Networking (SDN) intelligence.

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