Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cisco Delivers Ultra Long-Haul Coherent 100G DWDM Platform

Cisco has demonstrated the ability to extend coherent 100G DWDM over distances of up to 3,000 km without the need for expensive Raman optical amplifiers or regeneration. The performance was independently validated by EANTC. Cisco said this distance is 50 percent further than any non-Raman alternative solution on the market today.

Significantly, Cisco said its ONS 15454 MSTP Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) also provides a roadmap up to 400 Gbps and up to one Tbps rates using the same advanced signal processing technology acquired in 2010 from Cisco’s acquisition of CoreOptics. Currently, the 100G Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP) can support 42 100G wavelengths in a single bay.