Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NSN Carries 400 Gbps Line Rate with FlexiGrid

Nokia Siemens Networks has demonstrated FlexiGrid in its hiT 7300 DWDM platform that enabled it to carry a 400 Gbps transmission over a distance of 600 km.

At present, the channel spacing is hard wired and 50GHz by default . FlexiGrid dynamically adapts the wavelength grid to the needs of high-capacity transport channels, enabling speeds as high as 400G and beyond.

The trial was conducted at Nokia Siemens Networks' R&D lab in Munich, Germany.

Nokia Siemens Networks used FlexiGrid and advanced digital signal processing for this demonstration. Once the solution is commercialized, it will allow 400G evolution for operators' current 10G/40G or 100G DWDM multi-haul hiT 7300 platform and Next Generation Packet Optical Transport Solution (P-OTS). In addition, the increased utilization of fiber capacity will drive down costs.

"With the increase in network traffic outgrowing revenue coupled with 100G reaching the limits of spectral efficiency, operators are looking to evolve their network beyond 100G," said Uwe Fisher, head of optical networks product management at Nokia Siemens Networks. We have now reached another milestone, which demonstrates that our hiT 7300 paves the way for operators to easily upgrade their optical data transport networks and allow them to flexibly balance between speeds above 100G and the fiber length along with improving the efficiency of their fiber infrastructure."http://www.nsn.com

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