Nokia supports Lightstorm’s network expansion

05 May 2023

Nokia is supplying its WDM optical network solutions for Lightstorm’s network expansion into the Eastern and Northern regions of India.

The deal includes integration and consulting services to assist Lightstorm in deploying Nokia’s latest C+L band WDM optical line system solutions, which also enables protection features to ensure network resiliency in the event of multiple fibre cuts. Recently Lightstorm completed the coverage enhancement.

Lightstorm is a provider of carrier-neutral digital infrastructure to enterprise customers. Their SmartNet long-haul route in India offers a next-generation network architecture for enterprise customers with reduced latency, 100% uptime and full end-to-end control and management capabilities.

The extension of Lightstorm’s partnership with Nokia comes as it expands coverage east and north across large swathes of India. The extended network uses Nokia’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) optical transport platform and incorporates its fifth-generation coherent optic chipset (PSE-V) to expand total capacity to multi terabytes. The significant boost will help Lightstorm to offer added capacity for its existing customers and also onboard new customers with a significantly higher baseline of services and benefits. 1830 is future proofed for Nokia’s sixth generation PSE-6 when capacity demands further increase.

“Nokia’s DWDM products offer high capacity and automation to enable cutting-edge digital services for enterprise customers across India,” said Vinish Bawa, head of enterprise, webscale & emerging business, India at Nokia. “Our partnership with Lightstorm showcases our industry-leading portfolio in optical networking which will be integral to the Digital India vision.”

“Our partnership with Nokia will help us achieve our goals of rapid network route expansion with the benefit of added capacity. The expanded coverage will help Lightstorm cater to our customers’ increasing demand and help drive the Digital India vision,” said Rajiv Nayyar, chief operating officer at Lightstorm.