Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ADTRAN Puts Agile Optical Capabilities on Blade for Total Access 5000

ADTRAN continues to expand and enhance the capabilities of its Total Access 5000 platform with a new mini-ROADM on a blade. These new ONE capabilities provide agile photonics and enhanced service delivery from a single platform for residential, business and mobile backhaul services delivery.

The new OTN Switchponder is a multi-service unit that integrates an OTN switch with DWDM transponder on a single card. It provides remotely configurable any-service to any-port operation. It delivers OTN mapping, switching, aggregation and transport capabilities, allowing operators to transport simultaneously SONET/SDH, Ethernet or other services such as Fibre Channel.

ADTRAN lists the following packet optical benefits:

  • Expedited service delivery and transport network installation and upgrade through simplified remote provisioning and performance monitoring tools, rather than truck rolls;

  • Reduced network complexity, space and power needs when compared to alternative ROADM architectures that typically require a multi-blade implementation and a separate service delivery platform. ADTRAN's mini-ROADM delivers system-on-a-blade including Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS), EDFA amplifiers, optical monitoring and auto power balancing;

  • Increased access, aggregation and transport service capacity on demand up to 44 10G DWDM channels with total capacity of 440G, scalable to 88 channels (880G); and

  • Improved network flexibility and simplified mixed-service delivery with integrated OTN networking which enables service providers to extend OTN aggregation and scalability to the network edge.

"It has been our strategy from the outset to provide the market with a merged multi-service access, aggregation and packet optical transport solution that enables higher network efficiency, lower costs and faster time-to-revenue," said Mano Nachum, packet optical networking product line manager, ADTRAN's Carrier Networks Division. http://www.adtran.com