Cisco announced its coherent 100 Gigabit (100G) dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) solution, which exceeds 3,000 km in reach, without the need for complex Raman optical amplification technology or signal regeneration signals. This distance is 50% further than any non-Raman alternative solution on the market today.
By getting rid of this regeneration need carriers can add 100G services on top of existing infrastructures originally designed for 10G technology. The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP (Multiservice Transport Platform) can support 42 100G wavelengths in a single bay, nearly three times the density of competing products. The technology demonstration provides a roadmap up to 400 Gbps and up to one Tbps rates using the same advanced signal processing technology acquired in 2010 from Cisco’s acquisition of CoreOptics. The performance was independently validated by the EANTC, the European Advanced Network Test Center.
NOTE: The ONS 15454 MSTP is a key component of what Cisco claims is the industry’s most comprehensive 100G product portfolio, including the Cisco CRS-3 for the network core, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series for the network edge, and the Nexus 7000 for the data center.
“Service providers around the globe see the need to prepare for the next-generation Internet and facilitate an increasing demand for video, collaboration, and distributed computing. These successful demonstrations are a testament to Cisco’s commitment to leading the industry in optical technology, both at 100G and beyond,” said Bill Gartner, VP/GM Optical Transport Business Unit, Cisco.
- The Cisco coherent DWDM solution is capable of reaching distances up to 3,000 km without the need for expensive Raman optical amplifiers or regeneration. The performance was independently validated by EANTC.
- The technology demonstration provides a roadmap up to 400 Gbps and up to one Tbps rates using the same advanced signal processing technology acquired in 2010 from Cisco’s acquisition of CoreOptics. Networks engineered to meet 100Gbps requirements will be able to be upgraded to higher data rates without affecting existing traffic.
- The 100G Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) can support 42 100G wavelengths in a single bay, nearly three times the density of competing solutions.
- The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP is a key component in the industry’s most comprehensive 100 gigabit solution, including the Cisco CRS-3 for the network core, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series for the network edge, and the Nexus 7000 for the data center.
- The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast, 2010-2015 projects that global Internet traffic will increase more than fourfold to 767 exabytes, or more than 3/4th a Zettabyte, by 2015. This amount is 100 exabytes higher than the projected level in 2013, or an increase the equivalent of 10 times all the traffic traversing IP NGNs in 2008.
- Light Reading, the leading online publication for the global telecom industry, recently completed the world’s first publicly available test of an end-to-end cloud services infrastructure for performance, security and management. The test, conducted by EANTC, covered all aspects of Cisco’s CloudVerse solution, from the data center through the access and core network, including the ability to offer high security and priority for different customers’ traffic and the ability to handle and scale both business and consumer applications.
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Huawei deploys large 100G WDM network. Huawei announced that it has won a bid to deploy the 100G WDM network for Project 211 (phase 3) of the China Education and Research Network (CERNET). Covering the entire country, the coherent WDM technology based 100G network will be the world’s largest in terms of geographic coverage. Covering metropolitan areas like Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Chongqing the 100G network will be able to offer a 100G network with the capability to offer a bandwidth of 8 Tbit/s over a single fiber, a transmission distance of 11,400 km. ”Huawei’s deployment of the ultra-long-haul network for CERNET is a significant milestone in 100G’s commercialization,” said Cai Changtian, president of Transport Network Product Line, Huawei. “Huawei will continue to make strong contributions to the optical communication industry with consistent innovation and efforts in the optical domain.”
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