Monday, June 7, 2010

NTT Delivers 100GBASE-LR4 Interconnection

NTT Communications, Infinera Japan and Ixia Communications are providing a 100 Gbps Ethernet transmission network during this week's Interop Tokyo 2010 trade show at the Makuhari Messe exhibition complex. The 100 Gbps Ethernet connection serves as the backbone for ShowNet, providing Internet access by exhibitors and visitors.

The network comprises telecommunication and network infrastructure constructed and managed by NTT Com, an Infinera DTN DWDM system, and customizable network testers from Ixia. The connection uses the Ethernet specification 100GBASE-LR4, which is scheduled to be standardized by mid-June after extensive testing to prove network throughput, latency and fluctuation. Interconnection of numerous devices using the 100GBASE-LR4 specification during the show will demonstrate the technology's possibilities.

Ethernet at 100 Gbps would enable the transfer of 25GB of data - the volume of a Blu-ray disk - in two seconds at the theoretical maximum speed.

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