Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cisco's nLight Converges IP and 100G Optical

Cisco introduced its "nLight" technology for converging IP and optical transport networks while introducing programmability.

Cisco's nLight silicon enables coherent 100 Gbps transport services over distances of up to 3,000 km without the need for signal regeneration.  The IPoDWDM technology in Cisco CRS-3 routers lets service providers introduce 100 Gbps technology in their networks and deliver ultra-long-haul, high-speed transport services. Cisco also claims that nLight silicon enables 100 Gbps over existing fiber plant, delivering maximum performance, especially on marginal or impaired fiber segments.  

With the nLight IPoDWDM, the Cisco CRS can converge IP and optical layers at 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, and now coherent 100 Gbps speeds.

CESNET, the national research and education network which connects close to 100 science, research and education institutions in the Czech Republic, is now seamlessly transitioning to the Cisco CRS with 100 Gbps coherent IPoDWDM solution, using Cisco's nLight technology.