RETN was challenged with meeting customer demands for increased capacity and upgrading their infrastructure to a 100G network in the Eastern region of Russia and the Volga River.
The challenge was to create a low latency optical 100G network over an already existing 10G network, spanning over 4,000 kilometers and connecting 18 nodes with full add/drop capabilities, some of which in major Russian cities.
RETN was searching for a compact solution to easily integrate into already existing nodes and other fiber-optic equipment. The solution had to be carrier grade and reliable with standards-based protocols and full OTN integration, as well as full remote management and remote troubleshooting capabilities.
Additionally, the project had to be integrated without disruption to already running services on the existing infrastructure.