HELSINKI, FINLAND – (March 16, 2016) – Cinia, a Finland-based designer, builder, and operator of intelligent connectivity and ICT solutions, today announced that it has selected Huawei, a leading provider of optical transport network solutions, as one of the platforms that will connect the European data hubs via C-Lion sea cable connection with the network and service providers in China and other Eastern markets.
“Partnering with two innovative suppliers helps Cinia develop an efficient optical backbone network and offer cutting edge connectivity services. Cinia’s new optical transmission infrastructure will provide big data corporate customers and operators with a fast, reliable and high-quality network all over Europe,” says Mr. Ari-Jussi Knaapila, the CEO of Cinia.
Cinia’s strategic ambition is to build and expand the cloud backbone to fuel the modern digital economy in Finland and Europe. The objective of Cinia’s international long-haul optical transmission infrastructure is twofold: building a high-capacity optical backbone network to connect data centers in Northern and Central Europe, and offering a low-latency route between Europe and Asia via the so called northern Silk Road route connecting Europe to China via Finland and Russia.
“We are honored to provide Cinia with our leading transmission solution to support Data Center Interconnect (DCI) application and Pan-European connection,” said Jeff Gao, President of Huawei Transport Network Product Line.
“The long-term partnership between Cinia and Huawei is the goal between the two parties. Huawei will continue to provide new leading technology to Cinia, to provide the best Pan-European connection network.”
Huawei is among the leading suppliers in WDM areas. The 10G/40G/100G/400G/1T/2T transmission platform supports up to 21T per pair of fiber, which makes Huawei’s solutions ready for future connectivity requirements.