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ZTE launches compact packet OTN platform

ZTE has released the ZXMP M721 CX66, a compact packet Optical Transport Network (OTN) platform at the WDM & Next-Generation Optical Networking Forum held in Nice, France.

With the global large-scale commercial deployment of LTE and the rapid development of over-the-top (OTT) services, the demand for flatter networks is forcing OTN-bearer networks to evolve into unified bearing networks. With this in mind, ZTE has developed its compact packet OTN platform product, the ZXMP M721 CX66, which integrates ODUk, packet, and virtual circuit (VC) crossing.

The product is designed to ensure a unified approach to building complicated networks and services. With advanced functionality and powerful performance, the release empowers operators to undertake edge layer network construction.

With a height of only 6U, the ZXMP M721 CX66 features 840G crossing capacity, which it claims is the highest in the industry. The platform supports 2Mb/s to 100Gb/s any-rate access, and can be used to implement metro area core and backbone network end-to-end unified crossing scheduling. It also provides full support for software defined networking (SDN).

Mr. Wei Xiaoqiang, director of bearer network planning and system department, ZTE said: “The ZXMP M721 CX66 is a compact packet OTN product with the highest integrity and capacity in the industry. It perfectly satisfies operators’ urgent bearing demands, effectively reduces network layer complexity, and ensures the perfect unified bearing of edge-layer OTN.”


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