Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NSN Launches High-Density hiT 7080 Optical Transmission Platform

Nokia Siemens Networks has launched version 4.2 of its hiT 7080 multi-service optical network platform. As a metro/core platform, the hiT 7080 is capable of supporting switching capacities of 40G low order and 340G high order as well as multiple interfaces including: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10G Ethernet connections. In addition, the platform offers a high degree of automation as well as remote management features.

With a higher port density than previous versions -- 16 versus eight -- the new hiT 7080 reduces the number of extra cards and platforms required, resulting in considerable operational savings in terms of space and power consumption. It is a Multiservice provisioning platform offering direct interworking with DWDM via colored interfaces and OTU2 interfaces (ODU1 multiplexing into ODU2 is supported), providing operators with more choice in networking design and enhanced application possibilities.

"As they gear-up to cope with the 100-fold growth in global data traffic we expect to see between now and 2015, our customers are demanding a platform which provides the opportunity to evolve towards more efficient, packet networking of converging fixed and mobile networks", said Mikko Lavanti, head of Nokia Siemens Networks' business line Next Generation Metro.

NSN noted that its Next Generation Metro portfolio has a strong installed base with more than 150 customer networks in over 100 countries.

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