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Access-metro interop announced

Wed, 05/29/2002 - 8:00pm
Duffy Hayes

Merging of access and metro technologies is the focus of a new interoperability announcement between optical transport provider PacketLight Networks and access switch maker Jedai Broadband Networks.

The two announced the completion of successful interop testing of Jedai's FrontRunner 3200 access switch router and PacketLight's PL-16000 integrated optical transport system. In combination, the platform offers cable operators a way to unify transport across the access and metro layers, with support for the entire span of Sonet and Ethernet services over a range of wavelengths.

While Jedai's advanced gigabit Ethernet access solution aggregates T-1 and Ethernet streams, the PL-16000 provides metro transport for traffic like TDM, data, and wavelength over DWDM. Combined, the platform can improve the speeds needed to effectively provision all services over DWDM-from the metro core out to an operator's access network.

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