Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fujitsu Enables 100G on FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP

Fujitsu introduced their new 100G Transponder and 100G Muxponder cards for the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP).

The new 100G cards, which are designed for use on metro, regional, and long-haul networks, support up to 88 channels, enabling the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP to deliver up to 8.8 Terabits of network capacity. Both units utilize DP-QPSK modulation and 100G coherent receiver technology, per applicable industry standards. Fujitsu has incorporated a number of second generation enhancements to the FLASHWAVE 9500 100G units, including advanced soft-decision Forward Error Correction (FEC) and sophisticated optical impairment algorithms to substantially improve performance over industry norms. As with all FLASHWAVE 9500 transponders, the Fujitsu 100G units are full band tunable across 88–channels at 50 GHz spacing.

Fujitsu said its new 100G Transponder and Muxponder products are designed to meet the exponential bandwidth growth in core WDM networks. The Fujitsu 100G Transponder and Muxponder units can be deployed to expand network capacity by 10x, eliminating the need for expensive, overlay networks. The Fujitsu 100G units can also be used with existing FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM networks, extending the lifespan and capacity of these systems up to 4 Terabits.

"As a leader in the photonics and DWDM industry, Fujitsu has developed an entire 100G ecosystem of photonics research, technology, 100G optical components, 100G sub-modules, 100G Transponders and Muxponders", said Bill Erickson, senior vice president, product planning, Fujitsu Network Communications. "While there has been significant industry interest in 100G for several years, we see the majority of 100G deployments beginning in 2012 and have been working closely with our major carrier customers on our 100G program."

The Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP is a modular architecture, incorporating Packet, TDM, and OTN aggregation along with 88-channel ROADM for scalability. The modularity and flexibility of the FLASHWAVE 9500 platform allows carriers to utilize the features required by their specific network or application, whether it be Packet aggregation only, or a combination of Packet, TDM, and ROADM. The FLASHWAVE 9500 platform is designed for today's multiprotocol environment, while reducing the cost and complexity of optical transport networks.

Fujitsu professional services assist carriers in planning, deploying and managing their networks. These services include consulting, auditing and fiber prequalification to assess where 100 Gbps can be added to a network; test/turn up services for installation; and numerous on-going maintenance services including advance hardware replacement, on-site maintenance, and managed network solutions for network fault and performance monitoring. Fujitsu also offers network migration services to develop a migration plan for existing 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps wavelengths onto the new 100 Gbps wavelengths.