Reindert Hommes is always on the lookout for new technologies enabling various companies and organizations to emerge in the ever competing telecom markets. He founded Tallgrass ten years ago with the same attitude. Currently, Reindert is working with cities such as Haarlem and The Hague to build a sustainable business case for both their vital infrastructure and urban technologies such as 5G.
During this talk we will explore the possibilities and challenges we face in connecting datacenters in emerging markets such as the Nordics. A concept of building a cross border network on existing border-to-border networks using an advanced open optical line system build on wavelength selective switching is presented.