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Optical/IP

Cisco Demos COMET

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- OFC 2002 -- Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) is setting out to prove that its Complete Optical Multiservice Edge and Transport ("COMET") initiative is much more than a bunch of spacey marketing (see Cisco Lights Up COMET ). The networking giant is demonstrating its ONS 15808 long-haul system, its ONS 15454 Sonet ADM, and its ONS 15194 transport manager here at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit (OFC), while talking up two new customer wins (see Cisco Scores Two).

Cisco's new optical networking customers are the government of Alberta, Canada, and The Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet), a non-profit corporation in East Wenatchee, Wash.

NoaNet will use Cisco's long-haul platform, the ONS 15808, for its transport network, which comprises some 2,400 miles of fiber in the Pacific Northwest (see Cisco Preps Long-Haul DWDM Platform). NoaNet will also use Cisco's ONS 15454 next-generation Sonet ADM.

The Alberta government is using the ONS 15454 in its Alberta SuperNet network, which links the province's government offices, schools, and health-care facilities. Cisco says its four-port Gigabit Ethernet line card, which allows service providers to pack IP data and TDM traffic on wavelengths, will be an important factor in that network.

Financial details and specific deployment data were not provided.

— Phil Harvey, Senior Editor, Light Reading
http://www.lightreading.com For more information on OFC 2002, please visit: www.nottheofc.com

fsubob 12/4/2012 | 10:46:28 PM
re: Cisco Demos COMET What about their ONS 15540? Is it not ready for deployment?
cable_guy 12/4/2012 | 10:46:27 PM
re: Cisco Demos COMET The 15540 is at OFC and shipping in volume, LR just didn't mention it.
dwdm2 12/4/2012 | 10:46:26 PM
re: Cisco Demos COMET Does "in volume" mean thousands of'em or only few dozens? Just curious.
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