Iceland Telecom multiplexes with Marconi

Marconi has been awarded a contract to expand the network of Iceland Telecom with Marconi SmartPhotoniX DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology.

The contract involves the installation of equipment from the Marconi SmartPhotoniX optical system portfolio, including Photonics Line Terminals, capable of delivering an initial 40 wavelengths per fibre, carrying 2.5 Gbit/s per wavelength. The Marconi optical products are scalable up to 80 channels of 10 Gbit/s each in and around Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, as part of a fully managed, highly resilient network.

The initial links in the network represent the first order for operational photonics equipment in the country and the contract includes training for Iceland Telecom engineers and support.

In addition to the phased DWDM project, Iceland Telecom has increased the capacity of its Marconi SDH-based fibre rings from 565 Mbit/s to 2.5 Gbit/s and aims to step up to 10 Gbit/s in metropolitan areas such as Reykjavík, where demand for bandwidth is increasing rapidly. An ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) transmission service, supporting end-users enjoying broadband services such as fast Internet, Video On Demand and multimedia content, is based on the Marconi SDH core infrastructure.

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