Sunday, June 20, 2010

Octasic Debuts Multi-Core DSP for Video Processing, Wireless Base Stations

Montreal-based Octasic introduced its second-generation, multi-core DSPs designed for media gateways, HD video processing and wireless systems.


The new OCT2200 series of devices, which initially pack 24 high performance cores on a single chip, leverage several innovations in DSP architecture to significantly reduce power consumption even at high levels of processing. Octasic calculates that devices based on its second generation of the Opus DSP core (Opus2) can deliver over 36 GMACs with less than 55 mW of power consumption per GMAC, under worst case process, voltage, and temperature (PVT) conditions. Some of these gains are achieved by implementing a unique token passing mechanism instead of the clock-tree structure in conventional DSPs. This eliminates state-elements and significantly boosts the efficiency of the DSP while bringing all the advantages of asynchronous circuits.


The first two members of the OCT2200 family are the OCT2224M for media processing and the OCT2224W for wireless baseband applications. Both incorporate 24 Opus2 DSP cores with various I/O interfaces and an optional ARM core. Targeted wireless applications include base-station products with single chip femtocell and picocell solutions, and multi-chip macrocells. Targeted media applications include: wireline and wireless media gateways; IP PBXs; audio/video transcoding gateways; High-Definition (HD) video conferencing and streaming; video surveillance Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), and medical imaging.


The performance of the OCT2224M device allows a complete encoding for two 1080p video streams simultaneously with no dedicated hardware acceleration in 3.5 Watts. The same device can process hundreds of channels simultaneously, allowing for any combination of bit-rates and resolutions, from QCIF up to HD. This flexible device provides support for all popular video codecs including MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4, H.264, VC-1 and VP8. The DSP also provide the ability to handle up to 800 voice channels.


The OCT2224W device can implement a complete multi-standard picocell that can provide LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, EDGE, or any other commercial wireless standard. It can support up to 64 HSPA+ or LTE users on a single device. The OCT2224W performs LTE PHY and MAC for a 20MHz 2x2 BTS at an unprecedented 3 Watts. Octasic provides PHY software libraries that offer standard compliant GSM, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA+, and LTE functionality. For example, an OCT2224W device can implement a complete multi-standard picocell that can provide LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, EDGE, or any other commercial wireless standard on a single hardware platform.
http://www.octasic.com

Comcast Selects NDS for tru2way Implementations

Comcast has selected NDS as the Prime Integrator to assist with its deployment of tru2way enabled devices. Under this agreement, NDS' Professional Services Group will lead set-top box (STB) testing, code development and success validation for the integration of new tru2way applications and devices for Comcast. Financial terms were not disclosed.


"tru2way", which replaced the term "OpenCable Platform," enables consumers to access two-way digital cable programming without the need for a cable operator-supplied set-top box and is capable of supporting all cable services now delivered to devices currently leased to consumers as well as future services written to the tru2way technology. Major cable operators have committed to deploy support for the tru2way platform.


"We are committed to the Cable Labs Reference Implementation and its deployment on tru2way devices," said Mark Hess, SVP of Advanced Business and Technology Development at Comcast.
http://www.nds.com
http://www.comcast.com

Texas Instruments and Partners Demo 32-User Femtocell

Texas Instruments in collaboration with Azcom Technology and Nash Technologies have developed a 32-user femtocell solution. Earlier this year, the companies released a 3GPP voice and data physical layer reference stack for UMTS femtocell products designed for Release 6 and 7 compliance and based on TI's System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions.


This joint solution incorporates an integrated hardware reference design, including baseband and RF modules, together with a full Femto Forum compliant PHY layer. Nash and Azcom are also provide a complementary set of services including L2/L3 integration and certification, validation of the femtocell system by exploiting a complete test suite, covering all testing levels, from unit level up to end-to-end network level and user equipment IOT.
http://www.ti.com

Ozmo Samples 2nd Gen Low-Power Wi-Fi Silicon

Ozmo Devices, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California, has begun sampling its second generation OZMO2000 chip for Wi-Fi Personal Area Networks (Wi-Fi PANs). The Ozmo Wi-Fi solution, which is positioned as an alternative to Bluetooth or proprietary wireless dongles, is designed for use in Wi-Fi mouse, keyboard and remote control devices. The company calculates that its advanced power management features provide a battery life that is two to three times longer than Bluetooth.


Primax Electronics, a leading Taiwan-based mouse manufacturer, is the first ODM to offer their mouse designs with the OZMO2000. In addition NMB Technologies Corporation, one of the largest keyboard manufacturers in the world, has also selected the solution.


Ozmo's new silicon is the first to take advantage of Windows 7 SoftAP (Software-based Access Point) functionality to attach peripherals to personal computers. SoftAP is built into Windows 7 and allows Wi-Fi devices to connect directly to notebooks without the need for an access point.


"Microsoft Windows SoftAP functionality is a logo requirement for all Wi-Fi products under Windows 7," said Billy Anders, Group Program Manager for Windows Networking at Microsoft Corp. "Given the nearly 100% attach rate of Wi-Fi in notebooks, Ozmo's innovative solution adds new, low-power peripherals to any Windows 7-based notebook without increasing the platform cost. We are excited to see developers like Ozmo take advantage of this innovative Windows 7 feature to improve the customer experience."http://www.ozmodevices.com
  • Earlier this month, Ozmo Devices announced $10.8 million in Series D funding for its low-power Wi-Fi Personal Area Network (Wi-Fi PAN) solutions. Ozmo Devices' chipset enables low-power wireless peripherals like mice and headsets.


  • Earlier this year, Ozmo Devices named Bill McLean as president and CEO. . McLean was co-founder and CEO of GloNav, a fabless semiconductor company that manufactured GPS receivers for the cellular market. He successfully sold the company to NXP (part of ST Ericsson) for $110 million in 2008.

Polaris Wireless and Globecomm Partner on Managed E911 Phase II Services

Polaris Wireless, which supplies high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, and Globecomm Systems announced a partnership designed to enable U.S. wireless operators to meet FCC E911 Phase II requirements. Globecomm is introducing a managed E911 Phase II service that leverages Polaris's E911 Phase II software solution for rapidly locating mobile-device users.


Globecomm provides range of hosted and managed communications services that leverage its satellite and terrestrial transmission capacity and a network of data center, content management and switching facilities. Globecomm will manage the E911 Phase II service from its network operations center in Hauppauge, N.Y. Polaris software will enable Globecomm GSM and CDMA hosted services customers to meet FCC Phase II requirements for providing real-time, highly precise location data to emergency responders when mobile-device users dial "911."


The Polaris solution requires no deployment of additional hardware by Globecomm or its customers; nor do the wireless operators have to make changes to their subscribers' handsets. The Globecomm managed E911 Phase II service will deliver complete network coverage and 100-percent service availability for its customers across their subscriber bases, as well as across 2G and 3G networks.


"This is an entirely new and critical distribution model for Polaris, as the partnership will expand our footprint to a much broader set of wireless operators who seek the simplicity and sustainable cost efficiency of Globecomm's value-added managed services," said Bhavin Shah, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Polaris Wireless. "We have a proven, high-accuracy location solution that 21 carriers and multiple law-enforcement agencies rely on around the world, but this partnership with Globecomm establishes the first managed E911 Phase II service based on Polaris technology."http://www.polariswireless.com
http://www.globecommsystems.com

MobileIron Offers Management Solution for iPhone 4 and iOS 4

MobileIron, a start-up based in Mountain View, California, is adding enterprise management support for iPhone 4 and iOS 4. Specifically, MobileIron's new application discovery, zero-touch security, and real-time cost control services leverage the APIs available with iPhone 4 and iOS 4, enabling organizations to secure and manage iOS 4 devices. Key capabilities include:


Application discovery: IT can publish a catalog of the company's in-house apps for users to download over-the-air, without iTunes required. Different enterprise apps can be made available for different users, based on policy. IT can now also maintain an accurate inventory of what apps are on what iPhones and restrict access to enterprise email if non-compliant apps are present.


Security: IT can now push profiles to iPhones without requiring any action on the part of the user. Certificates can be used to authenticate user and device identity. All devices accessing the enterprise can now be managed 24x7, with constant management connectivity. Modified iPhones can be kept out of the enterprise and all iPhones can be kept up-to-date and in-sync with corporate security policy.


Real-time cost control: IT can now monitor international roaming in real-time. Whenever an iPhone user travels to a new country, both the user and IT are notified to ensure that costs are tightly managed and service plans are appropriate.


"The heart of the iPhone is apps," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "With over 200,000 apps in the App Store, developers have proven the power of the iPhone platform to deliver apps that matter. With MobileIron for iOS 4, businesses can now take advantage of that same power to easily develop, secure, and publish their own in-house apps to their employees. iOS 4 is a watershed release for the industry that will catalyze mobile application development and shift the battle for the mobile enterprise from email to apps."


MobileIron's current suite of security and management functionality is available for iOS 4 at launch in June 2010. MobileIron's application discovery, zero-touch security, and real-time cost control features for iOS 4 will be available in calendar Q3.
http://www.mobileiron.com

Xilinx 7 series FPGAs Pack 2 Million Logic Cells in 28nm

Xilinx introduced its 7 series FPGAs boasting greater power efficiency and a capacity of up to 2 million logic cells on a unified architecture that scales across low-cost to ultra high-end applications, ranging from portable ultrasound equipment consuming less than 2 watts and automobile infotainment systems driven by 12 volts, as well as low-cost LTE baseband and femtocell base stations. The Virtex-7 family delivers a 2X system performance improvement at 50 percent lower power compared to Virtex-6 devices.


"The 7 series represents a new juncture for Xilinx, and the FPGA industry in general, as we bring our technology portfolio to new markets by putting a significant emphasis on lowering power consumption," said Xilinx President and CEO Moshe Gavrielov. "In addition to delivering what we and our customers expect from Moore's Law in terms of capacity and performance with each new generation, we continue our focus on opening programmable logic to a broader audience by delivering design platforms targeted toward the specific needs of new users and markets."


The 28nm families extend Xilinx's Targeted Design Platform strategy introduced with the company's 40nm Virtex-6 and 45nm Spartan-6 FPGA families, now in volume production.


Power efficiency is achieved by adopting a unique HKMG (high-K metal gate) process optimized for low static power consumption. The devices use the same logic architecture, Block RAM, clocking technology, DSP slices, and SelectIO technology and build on previous generations of devices delivered by Xilinx's patented Virtex series ASMBL block architecture.


Initial devices will be available in Q1 of CY2011.
http://www.xilinx.com/7

NSN Readies 400 Gbps Single Carrier Optical Transmission

Nokia Siemens Networks announced that its hiT 7300 DWDM platform will be ready for native 400 Gbps single carrier optical transmission by Q1 2011.


NSN will offer different muxponder cards to take advantage of this capacity, i.e. 10x40G and 4x100G muxed into a 400G wavelength.


The company's optical line system will have 96 channel capacity and when the single-carrier 400 Gbps capacity is introduced, the overall system capacity will be 38.4 Tbps (96 channels of 400G).


"Capacity demand in the backbone networks is increasing 60% per year," said Bernd Schumacher, head of Optical Networks at Nokia Siemens Networks. "As networks move from 40G to 100G optical transport, 400G is the next evolutionary step. Nokia Siemens Networks is ready to support this transition by enabling CSPs to start deploying 400G optimized optical networks."http://www.nsn.com

Wisconsin's Mosaic Telecom Offers 3G HSPA Femtocells to Subscribers

Mosaic Telecom, a rural service provider in Wisconsin, will is offering personal, mini, 3G base stations, connected via fixed broadband to its subscribers to support high-quality quad-play services and mobile broadband in their premises. Mosaic has selected Nokia Siemens Networks' 3GPP standard compliant femtocell network solution and Airvana's 3G HSPA femtocell to provide personalized 3G coverage.


Airvana's 3GPP Release 8 standards based femto CPE device integrates with the Nokia Siemens Networks 3G Femto Gateway, Operation and Maintenance Server (OMS) and Provisioning Manager. Nokia Siemens Networks' Value-Added Reseller (VAR), Pario Solutions, will commence the deployment of the solution in the third quarter of 2010.


"Femtocells ensure subscribers enjoy the best indoor mobile voice, video and data services, and help offload traffic from the broader 3G network," said Rick Vergin, chief executive officer of Mosaic Telecom. "In addition to securing higher customer satisfaction, we also expect this implementation to drive data traffic growth in the network, leading to increased average revenue per user (ARPUs)."http://www.nsn.com
http://www.airvana.com

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Australia's NBN Co and Telstra Reach Sharing Agreement

NBN Co Limited (NBN Co), the consortium established to design, build and operate Australia's forthcoming wholesale-only National Broadband Network (NBN), reached an agreement with Telstra that would provide access to Telstra facilities and the progressive migration of Telstra traffic onto the National Broadband Network, subject to regulatory approval. The agreement for these terms will have an approximate value of $9 billion and would enable Telstra to participate in the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Separately, the Australian federal government has agreed to progress public policy reforms with an attributed value of approximately $2 billion to Telstra.


NBN Co was established in April 2009 to design, build and operate a wholesale-only national high-speed broadband network for all Australians. In the fibre footprint, the network will deliver broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps, subject to the retail plan chosen.


"This is a sound outcome for NBN Co because when finalized it can maximise the use of existing infrastructure and accelerate the roll out of its network," said NBN Co Chief Executive, Mike Quigley. "It also means Telstra is likely to become NBN Co's largest customer as it progressively migrates its voice and broadband traffic to NBN Co's wholesale-only, open-access network, providing greater certainty about future revenues."

Telstra calculates that if the transaction is completed, it would deliver to Telstra a post-tax net present value of approximately $11 billion. This includes payment for the decommissioning of Telstra's copper network and cable broadband service, use of Telstra's infrastructure, and the value to Telstra of avoiding costs, including certain Universal Service Obligation (USO) costs. Payments would be made progressively to Telstra.


The transaction would see Telstra progressively migrate its voice and broadband traffic from its copper and cable networks to NBN Co's network as it is rolled out. Telstra will continue to use its cable network to meet its pay TV contract with FOXTEL.


Telstra Chairman Catherine Livingstone said the milestone was encouraging after a year of complex negotiations.


"The Heads of Agreement is consistent with the Government's high-speed broadband vision and desired industry structure. This agreement reflects a commitment by all parties to reaching a mutually beneficial outcome for Telstra investors, customers, employees and the industry," Livingstone said.

Telstra also noted that while the Government is not a party to the Heads of Agreement, Telstra has received written confirmation from the Prime Minister that Telstra would be able to bid for LTE wireless spectrum should the transaction be completed and that sufficient regulatory certainty will be provided on a range of matters for NBN Co and Telstra to enable the transaction to proceed.


The Heads of Agreement covers the migration of subscriber traffic and the decommissioning of Telstra's copper network and its cable broadband service. NBN Co will pay Telstra for migration of traffic on to the NBN and the decommissioning of its network. The Heads of Agreement also provides for NBN Co's use of Telstra's existing fit-for-use infrastructure, such as ducts, pits and conduit and a right to acquire Telstra backhaul services and space in Telstra exchanges.
http://www.nbnco.com.auhttp://www.telstra.com

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Broadcom to Acquire Innovision R&T for Near Field

Broadcom will acquire Innovision Research & Technology PLC, a UK-based company that specializes in near-field communication (NFC) technology, for approximately US$47.5 million based on current exchange rates. This offer represents a 84.2% premium above the closing price of Innovision common stock on June 17, 2010. Broadcom expects to close the acquisition of Innovision in the third quarter of 2010.
http://www.broadcom.com

Microsoft Refocuses on Enterprise Handheld Devices

Microsoft announced several key investments in the enterprise handheld device market, including the Windows Embedded Handheld brand.


Windows Embedded Handheld is a new software platform that is scheduled to be released this calendar year and build on the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform with trusted management and security features, as well as enhanced protection for existing enterprise investments in LOB applications on devices.


OEMs will be able to adapt it for enterprise handheld devices for specific business uses. It will feature enhanced connectivity to Windows-based PCs, servers and enterprise services.


Windows Embedded will also continue to support developer tools used in building applications, including Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Forms.


An updated Windows Embedded Handheld platform based on Windows 7 technologies (Windows Embedded Compact 7) will be released in the second half of calendar year 2011. The platform will also enable new key scenarios through support for rich user interfaces and natural input.
http://www.microsoft.com

IEEE Ratifies 802.3ba 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet

The IEEE officially ratified the 802.3ba 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet standard. This is the first IEEE standard to simultaneously specify two new Ethernet speeds, paving the way for the next generation of high-rate server connectivity and core switching.


The IEEE expects the new standard will further expand the 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet family of technologies by driving new development efforts, as well as providing new aggregation speeds that will enable 10 Gbps Ethernet network deployments. Work on this standard initially began in 2005.


An important note -- during the development of this standard the IEEE P802.3ba task force collaborated with the International Telecommunication Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Study Group 15 to ensures these new Ethernet rates are transportable over optical transport networks. This should help simplify the border between the LAN and the WAN, as well as support the rollout of better OTN solutions.


"Ubiquitous adoption of bandwidth-intensive technologies and applications, such as converged network services, video-on-demand, and social networking, is producing rapidly increasing demand for higher-rate throughput. As mass-market access to these technologies continues accelerating, coupled with today's progressively more powerful server architectures, data centers, network providers and end-users alike are finding themselves confronted by pressing bandwidth bottlenecks," said John D'Ambrosia, Chair, IEEE P802.3ba Task Force, and Director, Ethernet-based Standards, CTO Office, Force10 Networks.


In addition to providing an increased bandwidth pipeline, IEEE 802.3ba remains compatible with existing IEEE 802.3 installations, thereby preserving significant industry investment in the technology. The new standard is also expected to generate concrete benefits, such as lowered operating expense costs and improved energy efficiencies, by simplifying complex link aggregation schema commonly used in today's network architectures.http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/3/ba/index.html
  • In March 2010, the IEEE has begun work on a new amendment to the 802.3 Ethernet standard to enhance the 40 Gbps Ethernet physical layer (PHY) capabilities already under development in the IEEE P802.3ba 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet project. The project, which is known as IEEE P802.3bg, aims to provide multiple system operators and telecommunications operators with an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet 40 Gbps serial PHY that provides optical compatibility with existing carrier 40 Gbps client interfaces. It is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society's Local and Metropolitan Area Networks Committee and will be developed by the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group.

Taiwan's HYA Cable Deploys Ericsson Head-End

Hsin Yeong An (HYA) Cable, a Taiwanese cable operator, has deployed a range of Ericsson cable head-end solutions, including video encoders, MX8400 multiplexers, and EdgeQAM modulators.
The Ericsson solution will enable HYA Cable to provide increased channel choice and HD programming. The Ericsson head-end has been integrated by the company's Taiwan business partner, Hitron Tech. HYA Cable is encoding HD and SD channels in MPEG-4 AVC.
http://www.ericsson.com

Telstra and NSN achieve 100Mbps LTE at 75km using 2.6GHz

Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks reported achieving peak LTE speeds of 100Mbps download and 31 Mbps upload over a record-breaking distance of 75 kilometers in a trial conducted in Victoria, Australia.


The two companies are testing the application of LTE in regional areas through a combination of laboratory and long range field testing to determine the limitations that physical distance imposes on the customer experience.


Michael Rocca, chief operations officer, said the range testing is of critical importance for the future of this technology in regional Australia and Telstra's learnings will be of great interest internationally.


The extended range field trial was conducted between Mount Hope and Mount Burrumboot in central Victoria by engineers from Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks. The trial used Nokia Siemens Networks' commercially-available LTE-ready Flexi Multiradio Base Station and Evolved Packet Core (EPC), with pre-commercial LTE USB dongles from third-party vendors.


Kalevi Kostiainen, head of Nokia Siemens Networks, Australia and New Zealand said, "The outstanding results of this trial were made possible through close collaboration between Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks. The benefits of LTE in urban environments are currently being deployed globally, having already been extensively tested and the business benefits well understood. Through this unique joint trial we can now see how LTE can be extended to provide cost effective solutions for rural and remote environments."http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com
http://www.telstra.com

Agilent Supports Percello's Femtocell SoCs Test

Agilent Technologies' N7309A chipset software now supports high-volume manufacturing test for Percello's Aquilo Femtocell System-on-a-Chip (SoC) product line. The chipset software delivers rapid calibration and verification testing for the time-to-market/volume requirements of original design manufacturers and contract manufacturers.

Percello provides digital baseband solutions to address challenges of the 3G/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/LTE femtocell and picocell market: cost, power, level of integration, development time and flexibility.
http://www.percello.com
http://www.agilent.com

FCC Task Force Looks at Satellite Spectrum for Mobile Broadband

As part of the National Broadband Plan, the FCC Spectrum Task Force is kicking off an initiative to increase value, utilization, and investment in mobile satellite service (MSS) bands. The first FCC proceeding has been scheduled for July, which could unleash up to 90 MHz of additional spectrum for mobile broadband, consistent with the National Broadband Plan recommendation to accelerate terrestrial deployment in the mobile satellite service band. The FCC said that by removing policies that are currently barriers to flexible use of terrestrial mobile wireless service, there is an opportunity to enable the deployment of mobile broadband, while retaining market-wide MSS capability, especially for public safety, rural services, and the federal government.


"The Spectrum Task Force has already begun executing the Commission's spectrum agenda, consistent
with the spectrum plan outlined in the National Broadband Plan," said Ruth Milkman, Co-Chair of the
Task Force. "Job number one is to make more spectrum available for flexible use, including terrestrial
mobile broadband."


Shortly after the broadband plan's release, the FCC approved the Harbinger-SkyTerra transaction, which will enable Harbinger to invest billions of dollars in building a 4G wireless network using spectrum that includes the MSS bands.


In May, the Commission adopted the WCS-SDARS Order, making 25 MHz of spectrum available for
mobile broadband services.
http://www.fcc.gov
  • In March 2010, The FCC approved the transfer of control of SkyTerra to Harbinger Capital Partners.SkyTerra is building two new satellites for a next generation ancillary terrestrial network, which will offer ubiquitous mobile + satellite communications across North America for public safety, homeland security, aviation, transportation and entertainment. Dual-Mode handsets would work on both 700 MHz public safety terrestrial networks and on satellites when terrestrial networks are unavailable or inaccessible. The first of two SkyTerra next-generation satellites is planned for launch this year. Harbinger said it plans to use SkyTerra's spectrum in concert with its other investments in radio frequencies to implement an open next generation terrestrial network and mobile satellite system. The new network could lead to increased competition in mobile broadband services, a goal supported by the FCC's newly released National Broadband Plan.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

eircom Announces FTTH Trials

eircom is preparing to launch two open access FTTH trial for up to 10,000 residential and business customers in Wexford town and Sandyford, Co. Dublin. The FTTH will offer broadband speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Open access will be provided by eircom to any other operator who wishes to participate in the project.


eircomm plans to invest up to EUR 20 million in the project. Work is already underway with tenders issued to suppliers for a number of elements of the project. It is hoped that the first customers will be connected by early Spring 2011.
http://www.eircom.ie

Tellabs 7100 Optical Transport System Gains RUS Acceptance

The Tellabs 7100 Optical Transport System (OTS) and its smaller version, the Tellabs 7100 Nano Optical Transport System, have gained RUS (Rural Utilities Service) acceptance by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This clears the products for use on projects funded by the Rural Telecom Infrastructure and by the Broadband Loan and Loan Guarantee Programs. In addition to the Tellabs 7100 OTS, the Tellabs 1000 and 1100 Multiservice Access Series and the Tellabs 8800 Multiservice Router also have RUS acceptance.
http://www.tellabs.com

Huawei Launches New Metropolitan 40/100G OTN Platform

Huawei Technologies introduced its OSN8800 T16, a next-generation metropolitan OTN system with 640 Gbps system capacity and designed for efficient wavelength utilization in the transport of bandwidth-heavy services such as data, video, and storage.


The OSN8800 T16 offers 40G/100G transport with full-service cross-connection capabilities of ODUk wavelength and packet connections. The system capacity is upgradeable to 1.6 Tbps. Maintenance and service provisioning are similar to SDH. Additionally, the OSN8800 T16 is designed with photonics integrated device (PID) technology, achieving 120 Gbps capacity per card while significantly reducing power consumption and space requirements.


Christian Chua, President of Transport Network Product Line, Huawei, said, "Operators worldwide are focusing on how to achieve fast service rollouts for metropolitan transport, while coping with the impact of high traffic on their live networks. As part of Huawei' s All-IP convergence strategy, our OSN8800 T16 addresses these challenges with its advanced features and promises long-term customer benefits with its future-proof designs."http://www.huawei.com