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Coriant Upgrades HEAnet’s Optical National Backbone Network

MUNICH, Germany and DUBLIN, Ireland, January 27, 2014 - Coriant, a global supplier of industry-leading optical transport solutions, announced today that it has successfully installed and commissioned a new national all-optical transmission network on behalf of HEAnet, Ireland's National Education and Research Network.

This new optical network provides increased network capacity and enhanced network resiliency to satisfy the ever increasing data requirements of HEAnet's client base which includes some 200,000 third-level students and associated staff as well as approximately 800,000 first and second-level students and associated staff.

"Enhancing our network resilience enables us to meet the current and future critical needs of our clients," said John Boland, Chief Executive, HEAnet.

In addition to the deployment of HEAnet's optical network, Coriant will provide maintenance and support services for the infrastructure for the next five years.

"Our advanced optical networking solutions portfolio provides HEAnet with a new level of optical layer efficiency, scalability, reliability and automation to deliver enhanced service value to its customer base," said Herbert Merz, President and CEO, Coriant.

About Coriant
Coriant, founded as an independent company in 2013, is a leading supplier of future-proof 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.

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About HEAnet
HEAnet is Ireland's National Education and Research Network, providing cutting edge Internet, associated ICT and e-Infrastructure services to educational and research organisations throughout Ireland.

Established in 1983 by the Irish Universities with the support of the Higher Education Authority, HEAnet now provides essential e-Infrastructure services across all levels of the Irish education system. Our high quality resilient network connects all Irish Universities, Institutes of Technology and other higher education institutions (HEIs), along with research organisations, and all primary and post-primary schools across Ireland.

HEAnet's funding comes from Universities, Institutes of Technology, The Higher Education Authority, The Department of Education and Skills, The Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources, other education and research organisations in the Republic of Ireland, the National Development Plan (NDP), the European Commission, and through successful tenders and proposals.

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