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A1 Telekom Austria Deploys Coriant Solution To Boost Network Capacity And Enhance Service Agility

Flexible 100 Gb/s-Capable DWDM Transport Solution Delivers Future-Proof Scalability, Fast Service Provisioning, and Low Latency for Enhanced Service Performance

MUNICH, Germany, August 6, 2013 - Coriant, a global supplier of leading optical transport solutions, announced today that A1, the Austrian subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, has deployed Coriant's hiT 7300 intelligent optical transport platform to increase the capacity of its network infrastructure and enhance the performance of its converged fixed line and mobile service offerings. A1's nationwide DWDM backbone network, which recently began commercial operations, provides the resilient foundation for enhanced end-user services by enabling A1 to rapidly deploy service capacity and seamlessly scale to connection speeds of 100 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) and beyond as consumer and business demands for network bandwidth evolve.

"We continue to advance the capabilities of our network infrastructure to ensure the delivery of best-in-class converged services and the highest quality broadband experience for our customers," said Marcus Grausam, Chief Technical Officer, A1. "We selected Coriant not only for the superior performance of its coherent optical transport system, but also for the embedded system intelligence that allows us to simplify operations, speed the provisioning of network capacity, and adapt to the dynamic, real-time needs of today's end-user applications."

A1's new DWDM network connects Vienna with all major cities in Austria and is designed to support the increasing use of high-bandwidth enterprise and subscriber services and applications, including on-demand high-definition (HD) video streaming, 4G/LTE, broadband access, IP-TV, and cloud computing. The state-of-the-art photonic mesh network is based on Coriant's industry-leading hiT 7300 DWDM transport system, which allows A1 to support transmission speeds of 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s, maximize utilization of its fiber infrastructure, and reduce overall latency to ensure the highest service performance.

"We are pleased to be a strategic supplier to the Telecom Austria Group and help them unleash the service potential of A1's intelligent optical network," said Herbert Merz, Coriant president and chief executive officer. "As demands on backbone networks become more and more unpredictable, network operators like A1 require solutions that can easily scale and adapt to dynamic traffic patterns while delivering the operational benefits that allow them to manage their services more efficiently."

A1 selected Coriant for its next generation DWDM network based on the hiT 7300's reputation for performance and stability, as well as key features and benefits that met A1's application requirements, including:

  • Seamless scalability - With a superior system architecture and proven coherent optical transport performance, the hiT 7300 supports the efficient transmission of 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s per wavelength while providing a pragmatic path to higher transmission capacities with advanced capabilities such as increased spectral efficiencies using FlexiGrid technology

  • Network flexibility - The hiT 7300's industry-leading implementation of Colorless, Directionless, and Contentionless Reconfigurable Add-Drop Multiplexer (CDC-ROADM) technology delivers the maximum level of flexibility and adaptability. Complementing this optical layer flexibility is Coriant's TNMS management system, which allows A1 to centrally manage optical service connections and automate traditionally manual tasks, thereby reducing provisioning times from days to minutes

  • Enhanced service performance - With advanced coherent detection capabilities, the hiT 7300 eliminates the need for dispersion-compensating fibers in the network and delivers the low latency performance required for real-time applications such as telemedicine, financial trading, and online gaming.

About Telekom Austria Group
Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since November 2000, is the leading communications provider in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers across its markets of operations. The Group is currently operating in eight countries: Austria (A1), Slovenia (Si.mobil), Croatia (Vipnet), the Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and the Republic of Macedonia (Vip operator), Bulgaria (Mobiltel), Belarus (velcom) and Liechtenstein (mobilkom liechtenstein). The total market of the eight countries covers approximately 41 million inhabitants. The Group has roughly 16,500 employees as of March 31, 2013, Group revenues were EUR 4.33 billion as of year-end 2012. Telekom Austria Group's portfolio encompasses products and services of voice telephony, broadband Internet, multimedia services, data and IT solutions, wholesale as well as m-payment solutions.

About Coriant
Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is a leading supplier of future-proof 100G+ optical transport, packet/optical switching and aggregation, and software-defined service control and management solutions to Tier 1 service providers worldwide. Coriant's products and solutions enable fixed line and mobile network operators to reduce operational complexity, increase service velocity, and improve resource utilization as transport networks scale in response to a new generation of high-bandwidth services and applications. The company operates worldwide in more than 48 countries and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Coriant has R&D centers in Asia, Germany, Portugal and the United States, as well as a state-of-the-art production center in Berlin, Germany. Learn more at www.coriant.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jayne Chace
Chief Marketing Officer
Coriant
+49-151-1670-6683
jayne.chace@coriant.com

Hayley Myles
Liberty Communications
+44 207 751 4444
Coriant@libertycomms.com

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