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Brazil's Copel Telecom Scales State-of-the-Art Fiber Optic Internet with Coriant 200G Solution

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Coriant CloudWave™ Optics Boosts Performance of Ultra-High Speed, Low
Latency Backbone Network While Enhancing Corporate and Residential
Connectivity Services

Coriant,
a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking
solutions for service providers and web-scale internet operators, today
announced that Copel Telecom, a leading provider of regional
telecommunications services in Brazil, has deployed 200G optical
transmission technology from Coriant to scale its fiber optic backbone
network in the State of Paraná. Powered by Coriant CloudWave™ Optics,
the ultra-high speed solution enables Copel Telecom to cost-efficiently
meet the growing bandwidth demands of its end-user customers while
enhancing the high-quality, low latency performance of end-to-end
service connectivity.

The Copel Telecom fiber optic network provides the resilient foundation
for an expanding subscriber base of residential high-speed internet
services covering more than 81 cities as well as carrier-class corporate
services offered in all 399 municipalities in Paraná. Built upon the Coriant®
hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform
, the world-class DWDM
infrastructure supports superior 100G+ performance even in the most
challenging fiber conditions. With the recent introduction of Coriant
CloudWave™ Optics technology, Copel Telecom has increased line-side
transmission speeds on its hiT 7300-based long haul backbone network to
200G per wavelength. In addition to increasing reach and spectral
efficiency, the programmable interface solution enables Copel Telecom to
reduce power, footprint, and cost as the network scales.

"We continue to differentiate our services by helping customers take
advantage of the digital revolution with fast, stable, and affordable
connections," said Adir Hannouche, Chief Executive Officer, Copel
Telecom. "Our long-standing technology collaboration with Coriant has
enabled us to keep pace with the capacity demands of end-user
applications, and we are proud to announce that our network today is one
of the first in Brazil to support 200G transmission."

The Coriant solution for Copel Telecom includes enhancements to the Coriant
Transcend™ Chorus transport network management system
, which
supports simplified end-to-end service provisioning and advanced network
control through software-defined programmability and automation.

"The tremendous success that Copel Telecom has demonstrated with its
residential GPON deployments has been one of the main drivers for
increased capacity demand in the backbone network," said Lucas Vanagas,
Managing Director for South America, Coriant. "We are pleased to extend
our relationship with Copel Telecom by providing the technology
innovation, network design and professional services support that allows
them to deliver an ultra-fast, always-on internet experience while
reducing operations costs."

Coriant CloudWave™ Optics combines advanced digital signal processing,
photonic integration, and embedded software to enable flexi-rate
coherent interface support including QPSK (100G), 8QAM (150G), and 16QAM
(200G), with the latest generation of CloudWave Optics supporting higher
baud rates and additional modulation formats, paving the way to
transmission speeds of 400G per wavelength.

About Copel
Copel - Companhia Paranaense de Energia -
generates, transmits, distributes and trades electric energy, and also
provides telecommunication services in the state of Paraná, Brazil. The
Company is one of the largest electric power facilities in Brazil. The
Company's position in the sector is a result of over 60 years of
experience and technical proficiency in generating, transmitting and
distributing electric power. Copel Telecom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Copel, supplies Copel's telecommunications needs and also provides a
broad range of telecom services to other companies, such as telecom
operators and corporate customers, as well as to residential consumers.
Learn more at www.copeltelecom.com.

About Coriant
Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic
networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business
world. The Coriant SDN/NFV-enabled portfolio of open, disruptive, and
hyperscale solutions and Multi-Sided Platform innovations helps network
operators 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 service value of
their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the
communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve.
Learn more at www.coriant.com
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