Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ericsson Adds to its SPO Packet Optical Transport Family

Ericsson is expanding its line of SPO Packet Optical Transport Platform (POTP) products with a new SPO 1485 Multiservice DWDM system for the metro core. The new SPO 1485 offers 10 Gbps service connectivity, 10 Gbps transport and low-latency, long distance coherent 100 Gbps transport.

Network operators leveraging Ericsson’s SPO 1400 POTP family have the flexibility to use DWDM, packet, OTN or SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) switching and transport where needed.

Tomislav Migotti, Head of Optical & Broadband Access, Ericsson, says: "Our customers like the scalability and flexibility that our SPO 1400 metro regional/core solution offers. With the SPO 1485, operators now have the flexibility to balance between deploying a SPO 1480 POTP for OTN/Packet and SDH switching and 100Gbps transport or the SPO 1485 for simple multiservice DWDM 10Gbps and 100Gbps transport. With end-to-end management from IPT NMS and our Optical Network Planner, operators can plan, deploy and manage their greatest asset – their network."