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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Huawei Shows Prototype OTN Switch/Router

Huawei disclosed plans for an over-10T MS-OTN (multi-service optical transport network) platform featuring dense OTN cross-connection capacity and packet-based features such as Ethernet Layer 2 switching and MPLS-TP cross-connection.

A prototype, which was presented at the WDM & Next Generation Optical Networking 2011 event in Monaco this week, promises 10 Tbps of switching capacity. The device can be upgraded to manage capacity of over 20T.

The prototype features ultra-large capacity, uniform service switching, all-service access and 400G per slot, which fully supports the future evolution of OTN networks. Additionally, the prototype supports a uniform intelligent control plane for λ/ODUk/packet/VC services, which significantly enhances the reliability and durability of networks and reduces maintenance costs for customers.

"This achievement is Huawei's latest effort to address our customers' challenges by providing leading transport network solutions," said Christian Chua, President of Transport Network, Huawei. "We believe that this device will significantly alleviate pressure from our customers' operations and will help them tackle long-term challenges resulting from the uniformed grooming of multi-services and services with high-levels of traffic."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

IP Infusion Opens R&D Center in India

IP Infusion opened an Engineering Development Center of Excellence in Bangalore, India. The new facility complements IP Infusion's development center in Sunnyvale, California. The company said the new facility aligns with its plans to make India a hub for the design, development and innovation of next-generation networking technologies. In addition to R&D, The India Engineering Development Center of Excellence will provide technical support and business development to help IP Infusion expand its solutions to support the explosive growth in private, public, and hybrid cloud services.

"The IP Infusion India team has already played a pivotal role in the development of products based on advanced technologies such as data center virtualization, GMPLS, MPLS-TP and software-defined networking," said Ravi Mittal, managing director, IP Infusion Software India Pvt. Ltd. "Additionally, the team will develop innovative and advanced networking solutions for our customers, reducing their product development effort and time."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Germany's Carrier K-net Selects Orckit-Corrigent's Packet Transport

K-net Telekommunikation Gmbh, a regional carrier based in southwest Germany, has deployed Orckit-Corrigent's MPLS based CM-4000 PTN switches and CM-View network management system, and 3M Services' support, to upgrade its transport networking infrastructure for the delivery of enterprise VPN and Carrier-of-Carrier applications.

Orckit-Corrigent's CM-4000 is a series of Packet Transport Network switches that offer a flexible mix of Ethernet and TDM services to facilitate the migration toward unified packet network. These switches are based on MPLS and MPLS-TP technologies and are designed to scale up the delivery of residential, business and mobile backhauling services in next-generation telecom networks.

Orckit-Corrigent has racked up four wins with European carriers over the past four months: EnviaTEL, VSE NET and Cegecom. Each of these carriers have also selected Orckit-Corrigent's PTN solutions and 3M Services' solutions to expand their networking infrastructure.

"K-net's decision once again highlights the market acceptance of Orckit-Corrigent's innovative solutions," said Mr. Manfred Brandt, Managing Director of 3M Services. "We are pleased that our partnership with Orckit-Corrigent allows us to increase our local customer base and we look forward to working together to supply K-Net with the greatest combination of technology and customer care."

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Orckit-Corrigent Lands 3 More Customers for Packet Transport

Orckit Communications announced that three new service providers selected its PTN solution in March 2011 for migration from their legacy SONET/SDH networks to future-proof packet based networks. The initial purchases placed by all three service providers are for immediate deployments. Two providers are based in the Caribbean and Latin America and the third is in Eastern Europe. Customer names and financial terms were not disclosed.

Orckit's PTN solution is designed to scale up the delivery of residential, business and mobile backhauling services in next-generation telecom networks. Incorporating its CM-4000 product family, Orckit's PTN solution encompasses a series of PTN switches based on MPLS and MPLS-TP technologies that offer a flexible mix of Ethernet and TDM services that facilitate the migration toward a packet based network.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Broadcom Pumps its StrataXGS Switch for 10G Mobile Backhaul

Broadcom introduced its latest StrataXGS Ethernet switching chip optimized for high-capacity mobile backhaul platforms. The StrataXGS BCM56440 switch, which is implemented in 40nm CMOS, integrates the functionality of up to seven off-the-shelf application-specific standard parts (ASSPs), eliminating the need for power-hungry network processing units (NPUs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

Key areas of integration include switching, traffic management, timing (both IEEE 1588v2 and IEEE 802.1as packet-based clock synchronization), circuit emulation services, and memory.

The switching capability includes an embedded deep buffer an hierarchical Quality of Service (QoS). It handles L2 switching, L3 routing, metro VPN tunneling and access control lists. Connectivity protocols include VPLS, VPWS, MPLS-TP, PBB and PBB-TE tunneling. In addition, the switch supports Ethernet and MPLS OAM in hardware to enable a complete host CPU offload.

The timing capabilities include 1588v2 support for boundary clock, ordinary clock and transparent clock. It also supports synchronous Ethernet clock synchronization on all ports.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ericsson Shows its New IP Portfolio

At next week's Mobile World Congress, Ericsson is taking the wraps off its new generation IP networking portfolio, including key products transport, routing, fixed access, network management and packet core. The launch includes a 16 Tbps Smart Services Router (SSR) that will form the basis of Ericsson's mobile core network for 4G/LTE deployments.

The company is also introducing several additional products such as the Ericsson IP Transport network management system (NMS), which will enable efficient data service provisioning and control across multiple domains and layers of the network. Another is an integrated solution for combining microwave and optical technologies in IP transport.

"Ericsson's leadership in mobile networking and experience in fixed networks are the perfect combination for delivering advanced, converged networks, particularly where the majority of the growth is driven by increasing demand for mobile broadband," says Georges Antoun, Head of Product Area IP and broadband at Ericsson. "Our broad end-to-end portfolio places the company in a leading position to deliver a unique and integrated portfolio of IP-based services and technology."

The rollout includes:

Smart Services Router -- Ericsson's next generation router.

  • Multi-application processing: video (caching), mobility (mobile gateway), business and residential services with powerful DPI and policy enforcement.

  • Subscribers/Devices: Scalability in subscribers, signaling, and number of applications, combined with flexible subscriber management.

  • Capacity: 16 Tbps system with 400 Gbps full-duplex slots, smoothly upgradeable in a grow-as-you-need manner
    Operators deploying the SSR will recognize new revenue opportunities through rapid deployment value-added services and user experience optimization. They can also reduce operational costs through functional consolidation, unified management, and low energy consumption.

  • MINI-LINK PT -- an all-outdoor radio and transport for high capacity hop configurations
    • High capacity links to connect 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE) base stations

    • All packet transport

    MINI-LINK SP -- a media flexible backhaul using fiber & microwave
    • All packet transport, switched or routed

    • Up to 10Gb interfaces

    • Possibility to combine with MINI-LINK PT for Microwave backhauling

    • Common network management solution across all the MINI-LINK family

    Smart Packet Optical 1400 Portfolio -- a Packet Optical Transport System

    • Compact, low power nodes suitable for service delivery and traffic aggregation

    • Integrated TDM, packet and DWDM for efficient cost, power and management

    • Ethernet and MPLS-TP simplify packet networking using standard & familiar transport constructs

    • Carrier grade protection & restoration for TDM, packet and DWDM ensure service.

    IP Transport Network Management System (IPT-NMS) -- unifies all 4th Gene portfolio elements under a common, multi-layer (0-3, IP, Ethernet, SDH, CES, WDM, MPLS-TP), multi-domain (Broadband Access, Microwave, Optical, Edge) Network Management System. With a single network view and fully integrated operations, administration and maintenance (OAM), smoother network evolution is enabled for SDH-to-packet, mobile backhaul, and the building of IP and Ethernet packet networks. IPT-NMS enhances operations with:

    • Streamlined packet service provisioning, across multiple layers and domains

    • A single, multi-visual (Physical, logical, graphical, hybrid) view and a fully integrated O&M

    • Comprehensive Packet feature set for both Transport and for VPN environments alike.

    Sunday, February 6, 2011

    Extreme Networks Builds Mobile Backhaul with Scalability, G.8262, Synchronicity

    Extreme Networks introduced a 2G-3G-4G mobile backhaul architecture for fiber or microwave and supported with a new family of mobile backhaul routers. The company's E4G mobile backhaul family is highlighted by pseudowire capabilities, 1-10 Gigabit Ethernet scalability, and unique capabilities in next-generation timing as well as carrier-grade resiliency. Specifically, Extreme Networks is offering integrated synchronous Ethernet ITU-G.8262, support for IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol, and carrier-class resiliency with support of Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS) and ITU-G.8032 resilient packet rings. The architecture leverages MPLS-TP to scale the network, deploy new services and accommodate the anticipated explosion of users and capacity.

    ITU-T is developing G.8032 to provide sub-50ms protection and recovery switching for Ethernet traffic in a ring topology and at the same time ensuring that there are no loops formed at the Ethernet layer. Extreme Networks said this could be leveraged in either fiber or microwave rings to ensure resiliency in the mobile backhaul.

    The new product families include:

    • E4G-200 Cell Site Router -- offering T1/E1 Pseudowire (PWE) support for 2G and 3G backhaul along with full line-rate, standards-based Gigabit Ethernet access to the resilient synchronous Ethernet mobile backhaul network. 4G performance expectations will be met through a dual-processor implementation, while a rich set of features across the T1/E1 interfaces will enable concurrent support for 2G, 3G and 4G mobile backhaul. The Cell Site Router will come in a 1RU form factor, and features extended operating temperature and carrier OAM capabilities in hardware. The ExtremeXOS operating system will deliver Provider Bridging, MPLS-TP, VPLS, EAPS and G.8032 resilient packet rings, G.8262 synchronous Ethernet, IEEE-1588, and IP v4/v6 routing at wire speeds.

    • E4G-400 Cell Site Aggregation Router -- the 1RU platform offers 24 GigE ports and an optional 10G uplink. It will provide performance and synchronous Ethernet integrated timing for the most demanding of mobile broadband aggregation requirements.

    • PWM-16 T1/E1 module -- it will add support for T1/E1 backhaul in the E4G-400, protecting a mobile operator's investment in 2G and 3G access while taking advantage of resilient synchronous gigabit Ethernet for 4G mobile backhaul.

    Extreme Networks E4G products are expected to be available this calendar year. Extreme Networks is working with Motorola Solutions to bring the products to market.

    "Motorola Solutions looks to advance the capabilities of microwave backhaul with Extreme Networks next-generation mobile backhaul routers," said Phil Bolt, vice president and general manager, Wireless Network Solutions, Motorola Solutions. "The significant capacity and performance upgrades planned with its new mobile backhaul portfolio offer an opportunity for us to work with Extreme Networks to provide our customers with a flexible, resilient migration from circuit-based to IP networks."

    Sunday, January 30, 2011

    Orckit-Corrigent Supplies Packet Transport for Germany's VSE NET

    VSE NET GmbH, a German regional telecommunication service provider, has selected Orckit-Corrigent's Packet Transport Network (PTN) solution and 3M Services' first-line support to upgrade its Transport networking infrastructure with Packet technologies. The deal includes Orckit-Corrigent's CM-4000 PTN metro aggregation switches and CM-11 multi-service access switch. It also includes CM-View, the corresponding network management system. The combined solution, based on MPLS and MPLS-TP technologies, will enable VSE NET to grow to 100GE interfaces.

    Sunday, December 5, 2010

    Germany's envia TEL Selects Orckit-Corrigent's Carrier Ethernet + Transport

    envia TEL GmbH has chosen Orckit-Corrigent's CE+T solution and 3M Services' solutions to enhance its Transport and Packet Network suite of solutions in Germany.

    Orckit-Corrigent's CM-4000 Carrier Ethernet + Transport solution, which based on MPLS and MPLS-TP, is designed for the delivery of any Ethernet and TDM services over packet-based networks. The products are fully compliant with industry standards and fully interoperable with 3rd party switches and routers.

    The deal is followed by strategic cooperation between Orckit-Corrigent and 3M Services for the distribution and first-line support for Orckit-Corrigent's products in Germany.

    Sunday, November 14, 2010

    Cisco Debuts Carrier Packet Transport with MPLS-TP

    Cisco introduced its Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) System -- a metro access aggregation platform that aims to integrate the capabilities of Ethernet + TDM switching, transponders and ROADMs in order to deliver packet network efficiencies in the transport network. Essentially, CPT unifies the packet and transport layers in one compact, carrier-class platform. It integrates DWDM, OTN, Ethernet, and MPLS-TP functionality, giving service providers a P-OTS platform for next-generation transport networks.

    Cisco's CPT is the first to support standards-based MPLS transport profile (MPLS-TP), which interoperates seamlessly with MPLS offered on routing products like the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers and Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System.

    The platform is being introduced in a six-rack unit (Cisco CPT 600) and a two-rack unit (Cisco CPT 200) model, along with a satellite device (Cisco CPT 50). The modular CPT 600 P-OTS platform scales up to 352 Gigabit Ethernet ports, while the CPT 200 offers up to 176 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

    Cisco estimates its CPT system will achieve a 60 percent reduction in rack space by combining multiple interface layers into one. This directly translates into a 65 percent power savings.

    The Cisco CPT system is currently in field trials with several service providers and is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2011.

    Cisco also introduced a multivendor, Premier Integrated Network Management Experience (PRIME) software package that manages MPLS and MPLS-TP end-to-end, dramatically simplifying operations and consequently reducing operational costs. It is available as a graphical user interface on a single domain to configure, provision and manage optical and MPLS connections. It is also offered as an autonomous model that enables separate management of MPLS from that of wavelengths.

    Sunday, September 5, 2010

    ZTE Passes MPLS-TP Tests at EANTC

    ZTE announced that 11 of its bearer network products have successfully passed multi-vendor MPLS-TP interoperability tests conducted by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). These products include high-end cluster routers, Ethernet switches and the entire ZXCTN range of PTN equipment. Various tests on interoperability scenarios were conducted and all ZTE products proved to be multi-vendor interoperable.