Monday, July 10, 2006

Verizon Picks Tellabs 7100 Optical Transport System

Verizon has selected the Tellabs 7100 optical transport system to provide next-generation solutions in the backbone of its metro networks. Initially Verizon will deploy the Tellabs 7100 system to provide enhanced reliability and efficiency in its FiOS Fiber-to-the-Premises triple-play network. Later, Verizon will use the Tellabs 7100 system to converge all of its core metro services onto flexible, dynamic DWDM (dense wave division multiplexing) transport. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Tellabs said its optical transport system will help simplify Verizon's video, voice and data network, reducing transport costs and enabling quick response to changing customer needs for services such as video on demand.

The Tellabs 7100 system integrates pure optical switching via wavelength selective switches (WSS), ROADM (reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexing), Ethernet switching, next-generation SONET/SDH ADMs (add-drop multiplexers) and DWDM into a single platform. It decreases operating expenses by eliminating network elements and reducing equipment interconnections.

The Tellabs 7100 system is part of the Tellabs "DynamicHome" solution, which enables service providers to deliver advanced video, voice and data services to residences and businesses.

  • The Tellabs 7100 Optical Transport System is a 32-channel DWDM platform with optical pass-through capabilities. The system is offered in single-bay and dual-bay hub OADM (optical add/drop multiplexer) configurations.


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