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Fujitsu offering two new Ethernet platforms

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 1:22pm
Brian Santo

Fujitsu has expanded its Ethernet product line with a pair of new service platforms built for business and mobile backhaul applications.

The company said it designed the FlashWave 5310 and FlashWave 5320 Ethernet Services Platforms to meet the growing demand for low-cost delivery of Ethernet Private Line (EPL), Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Ethernet LAN-based services for business and mobile backhaul applications.

The FlashWave 5310 integrates a combination of Ethernet and TDM services, making it appropriate for enterprise applications, where the requirements are for Ethernet services, leased-line replacement and 2G/3G mobile backhaul services.

It features integrated support for both Ethernet and TDM via emulation of T1/E1 and SONET/SDH channelized OC-3/STM-1 circuits. The FlashWave 5310 product provides Ethernet service scalability from 1Mbps to 1Gbps, and 1-16 T1-E1s. 

The system was designed to be compact, low power, and temperature-resilient, ready for tower or customer premise deployment.

The FlashWave 5320 is designed for metro Ethernet applications. It delivers Carrier Ethernet aggregation through the access network directly to customer premises, making it appropriate for enabling cost effective extension of Ethernet, IP and cloud services to metro areas such as business parks, multi-tenant buildings, cell towers and Wi-Fi hotspots.

The FlashWave 5320 product provides 24xSFP and 2xXFP ports with MEF-standards based Carrier Ethernet service scalability from 1MBps to 10Gbps with highly reliable service delivery and G.8032 sub 50ms ring protection.

Both the FlashWave 5310 and 5320 platforms are supported with service-level provisioning, monitoring and management provided by the network software management system, NetSmart 1200. The platforms also feature dedicated hardware for traffic performance monitoring, enabling today’s requirement for hardware-based Y.1731 latency, jitter and frame-loss ratio measurements.

“With the launch of the FlashWave 5310 and 5320 platforms, service providers can deploy low-cost, protocol-rich Carrier Ethernet solutions into metro, enterprise and mobile networks with confidence,” said Rod Naphan, senior vice president, planning, Fujitsu Network Communications. “Fujitsu continues to develop flexible, comprehensive, standards-based hardware and software to keep networks running and growing as they evolve with changing bandwidth needs.”

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