NTT Communications is testing Compass-EOS’ r10004 core-grade modular routers in Japan. The Compass-EOS routers are the world’s first direct silicon-to-photonics-based routers. Net One Systems, a leading systems integrator in Japan, is supporting the project.
“NTT Communications recognizes that high router power consumption and the resulting cooling requirements, along with the large physical equipment footprint, are turning into serious problems as data requirements grow due to the popularity of smart devices and the use of video applications. The innovation brought by Compass-EOS’ icPhotonics disrupts the routing industry and frees it from the power-hungry and large footprint routers that have dominated it. NTT Communications will start a practical test of the innovative technology with the help of Net One Systems and tackle the increase of network capacity while reducing power consumption and equipment footprint,” said Taku Morinobu, Director Technology Network Service at NTT Communications Corporation.
Last year, Compass-EOS announced that NTT Communications had selected its r10004 core-grade modular routers for use in its high-capacity transpacific network.