Nortel Launches Next-Gen Net Solution
Nortel Networks next generation optical solution includes:
-- Nortel Networks OPTera Long Haul 5000 Optical Line System, the industry's first integrated 40 and 80 Gbps platform.
-- Nortel Networks OPTera Connect HDX, the first optical switch to support 40 Gbps services.
-- Nortel Networks MEMS-based tunable laser for 40 Gbps platforms, now in systems trials.
-- Nortel Networks Smart Optical Network, an integrated, multi-layer software solution that enables dynamic delivery of new, revenue-generating optical services.
Nortel Networks OPTera Long Haul 5000 is a completely open DWDM platform designed to support up to 160 wavelengths at 40 Gbps over an industry-leading 1,000+ kilometers. This sets the bar in the industry for optimization of both capacity and distance without regeneration, or "bandwidth reach." Bandwidth reach is a new metric -- representing overall network economics and flexibility -- by which all future optical networking platforms will be measured. Initially, OPTera Long Haul 5000 will be optimized at 104 wavelengths at 40 Gbps over 1,200 km for an industry-leading bandwidth reach of almost five million Gbps km.
Nortel Networks OPTera Connect HDX is a multi-terabit optical switch that provides industry-leading scalability -- from 3.84 to 40 terabits of switching capacity. As the industry's only optical switch that supports both 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps interfaces, it plays a pivotal role by delivering a smooth path from today's networks to disruptive, next generation capabilities.
"Nortel Networks has delivered cutting-edge, disruptive technologies that have fundamentally changed the networking industry, and we will absolutely continue to do so," said Greg Mumford, president, Optical Internet, Nortel Networks. "We will deliver a complete network solution, based on best-in-class building blocks, that focuses on total network economics for delivery of unprecedented new services."