Coriant Announces Silicon Photonics-Powered Short Reach CFP2-ACO Pluggable for Groove Network Disaggregation Platform

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 9 March 2017 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical and DCI solutions, today introduced a Short Reach CFP2-ACO pluggable for its industry-leading Coriant GrooveTM G30 Network Disaggregation Platform (NDP). Designed by Coriant and powered by cutting-edge silicon photonics innovation from Elenion Technologies (“Elenion”), the Groove Short Reach CFP2-ACO pluggable enables cost-optimized, power- efficient 200G connectivity for a broad range of carrier transport and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) applications.

The Short Reach CFP2-ACO represents a new class of analog coherent devices purpose-built for surging data traffic growth. Compared to PAM-4, the Short Reach CFP2-ACO preserves the operational and network engineering simplicity of coherent transmission while significantly lowering the cost and power for short reach interconnect applications. In combination with the Coriant GrooveTM G30 Muxponder solution, the Short Reach CFP2-ACO helps support delivery of very high-capacity, low power, and cost-optimized connectivity for all applications requiring 10G, 40G, and 100G service aggregation and 200G DWDM transport. It also complements the Coriant GrooveTM G30 Open Line System (OLS), enabling the industry’s highest density and lowest cost short reach transport.

“Leveraging advances in high-speed optics enables Windstream to differentiate our 100G services and help our customers manage rising traffic volumes and dynamic workloads between data centers, especially in major metro markets,” said Jeff Brown, director of product management and marketing for Windstream Wholesale. “The Coriant GrooveTM G30 Platform serves as a key enabler of our 100G services in the New York metro area, and we’re pleased to see Coriant enhance the value of this industry-leading solution with a new cost-effective short reach interconnect offering built upon innovations in silicon photonics.”

To maximize cost efficiencies, the Short Reach CFP2-ACO design leverages an embedded silicon photonics engine provided by Elenion, an innovator in next-generation photonic integrated circuit technologies originally incubated alongside Coriant. Silicon photonics is an emerging technology that dramatically reduces the cost and increases the performance of optical communications by repurposing the silicon microelectronics ecosystem to build silicon chips that can manipulate light as well as electrical signals.

“A faster pace of innovation and the shift to more open, disaggregated network solutions are enabling network operators and content providers to redefine their network architectures for scale, quality of experience, and total cost of ownership,” said J.C. Fahmy, Vice President of Product Management and Business Development, Data Center Solutions, Coriant. “With the

Coriant Short Reach CFP2-ACO we are redefining the economics of short reach transport while building upon the proven value of our market-leading Groove Network Disaggregation Platform.”

Coriant at OFC 2017

Coriant will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of SDN-enabled Packet Optical Transport and DCI solutions at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles from March 21 - 23 (Booth #1715). From Open Line Systems and purpose-built DCI to performance-aware optical network optimization and universal switching, Coriant solutions enable network operators to realize the business value of scalable, intelligent, and highly-programmable transport networks optimized for the hyperscale generation.

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 and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.

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