Optical Transmission Equipment

ADVA launches FSP Network Hypervisor for optical network virtualisation

ADVA Optical Networking has launched its FSP Network Hypervisor, which the company describes as a key component in the drive to virtualise optical networks. The software has been developed to help service providers automate service discovery and service activation, when paired with the ADVA FSP 3000 platform.

Infinera targets 5G with new mobile transport product range

Infinera has expanded its mobile fronthaul and backhaul product ranges to support the stringent performance requirements of mobile operators as their networks advance towards 5G. The new products include flexponders for mobile fronthaul and a new EMXP Access Unit for mobile backhaul, which extends the capabilities of the XTM Series platform.

PacketLight beefs up physical layer security with PL-2000AD

PacketLight Networks has added Layer 1 optical encryption capabilities to its PL-2000AD Optical Transport Network (OTN) platform in order to protect data in transit at the physical layer.

The PL-2000AD is a fully integrated, compact 1U multiprotocol, multi-rate platform that now equips enterprises and carriers with extended point-to-point Layer-1 encryption capabilities across their metro and long-haul routes.

ZTE develops OTN-based quantum encryption system

Chinese telecom equipment vendor ZTE has launched what it claims is the industry’s first quantum encryption solution for Optical Transport Network (OTN) transport equipment.

ZTE’s new system exploits the quantum mechanical properties of photons to create an ‘unbreakable’ communications channel. The secure transmission capability and anti-decoding capability are far higher than any traditional information encryption methods. “This will elevate the telecommunication information security sector,” ZTE said in a statement.

Ekinops offers flexi-rate modules with 400G capacity

Optical network equipment supplier Ekinops has unveiled a new, flexible-rate transponder/muxponder card which allows network operators to quickly and easily double their transport capacity.

The low-cost programmable line card uses an advanced digital signal processor (DSP) combined with Ekinops’ enhanced T-Chip (Transport-on-a-Chip) technology to support both DP-QPSK and 16QAM coherent modulation formats on the same card.

Ciena offers WaveLogic Encryption to secure optical networks

Data security is a growing concern in today’s web-scale world, where more and more applications reside in the cloud. Businesses need the assurance that their data is secure not only at rest but also in-flight. New regulations and legislation for data protection have made securing this in-flight data a higher priority, especially for organisations such as financial service firms, healthcare and government organisations.

Coriant gets into the groove

Optical transport vendor Coriant is the latest company to offer a product aimed at data centre interconnect (DCI) networks with the Coriant Groove G30 DCI platform.

Offering 3.2Tb/s of capacity in a compact and stackable one rack-unit (1RU) box, the new product provides up to six times higher system density and 70 per cent lower power consumption than comparable products, the company claims.

These capabilities drive down operational costs while increasing capacity to help network operators deliver profitable DCI services and enhance the end user cloud experience.

Sorrento Networks moves into metro 100G with GigaMux 3300

Metro optical systems company Sorrento Networks International has launched a compact 100G optical transport product for enterprise and data centre markets at Broadband World Forum in London.

The ultra-compact GigaMux 3300 system is the latest addition to Sorrento’s GigaMux portfolio of products, and the first new product to be launched since the company was reborn earlier this year (see Sorrento restarts its metro optical business).

ADVA enhances FSP 3000 CloudConnect DCI platform

In response to feedback from its customers, optical transport vendor ADVA Optical Networking has added new client rates, multiplexing and amplification capabilities to its FSP 3000 CloudConnect platform.

The company's flagship data centre interconnect (DCI) technology can now support 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s client rates in addition to 100Gb/s. This mix of client rates ensures that customers can effectively scale their DCI networks as their business demands. Also available are a range of new channel multiplexers, including a high-density 48-channel multiplexer on a single line card.

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