Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lightower Completes 100G Optical Trial with Nortel

Lightower Fiber Networks, which operates a metro fiber network in the northeastern U.S., has completed a series of 100G trials using Nortel's optical transmission platform

Over a four day period, Lightower send production network traffic error-free over a 600km 100G link from New York to Boston. As an existing Nortel optical customer with 10G and 40G already running on their network, the in-service trial demonstrated the ability of evolving from 10G to 40G to 100G with Nortel's solution. It also shows that Nortel's solution allows 10G, 40G and 100G wavelengths to be sent over the same fiber and network infrastructure. Lightower already has 2,000 km of fiber upgraded to 40G. As with Lightower's existing 40G network, the 100G trial was powered by Nortel's OME 6500 along with its 40G/100G Adaptive Optical Engine technology.

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