Monday, April 27, 2009

Fujitsu Supplies FLASHWAVE 9500 to South Dakota's SDN

SDN Communications, a regional fiber optic networking provider owned by 18 South Dakota independent telephone companies, has selected the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) for its statewide network. SDN is using the platform for high-capacity, SONET and Ethernet transport and cross-connecting between interexchange carriers and its member companies.

SDN will continue to use the Fujitsu NETSMART 1500 Element Management System (EMS) to manage its network of Fujitsu network elements, and reduce the time and complexity of day-to-day operations and maintenance tasks. This software allows SDN to use features such as end-to-end SONET/SDH and Ethernet service provisioning, real-time fault isolation and resolution, and distributed network element software updates to reduce operating expenses. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP provides the modular integration of Ethernet, ROADM, and SONET transport technologies into a single addressable optical networking class element. The platform's pluggable ROADM option and universal switch fabric allow both SONET/SDH and Ethernet traffic to be transported in its native format to create a universal optical infrastructure. Integrated connection-oriented Ethernet transport technology delivers private-line quality packet aggregation and connectivity services with the proven operational robustness of optical networking, including transport-class software and database management, management interface functionality, and precision fault sectionalization.