Monday, September 17, 2012

Spread Networks Activates 100G on Low-Latency Chicago-NYC Route

Spread Networks, a new privately owned telecommunications provider, has now deployed 100G (un-regenerated) on its Chicago to New York fiber backbone.

The network, which is powered by ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 3000 platform, supports a full-fill capacity of 80 wavelengths at 100Gbps, allowing up to 8 Tbps of data transfer per fiber pair. ADVA's 100G technology integrates into Spread's existing platform without service impact, even though Spread already achieves a high number deployment of in-service 10G wavelengths. 100G waves are coherent detected via transponder enablement with SD FEC (Soft Decision Forward Error Correction).

Spread Networks said the 100G technology is also available on its Low Latency Chicago-New York Wavelengths, which round-trip in 15.9 milliseconds. Spread has also certified ADVA Optical Networking's 100G technology for use on Spread's flagship private dark fiber service, which round-trips in under 13.33 milliseconds. Certifications on the new 100G technology were performed using JDSU's TBERD 8000 test set.