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Fujitsu stitches 10G into backhaul system

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 3:12pm
Brian Santo

The latest version of Fujitsu’s Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) is designed to make mobile backhaul easier with the integration of 10G SONET and Ethernet.

Version 9.1 of Fujitsu’s FlashWave 4100 ES integrates 10 Gbps-capable OC-192 network access and OC-48 service access for SONET traffic and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) service.

Newer networks, such as 4G LTE, must coexist and integrate with legacy networks, such as T1 TDM backhaul. Having to tie SONET deployments and next-generation packet-based communications prompted Fujitsu to develop its FlashWave 4100.

With version 9.1, new OC-192 capability allows service providers to implement the platform in networks offering 10 Gbps access.

The system supports connection-oriented Ethernet (COE), specifically Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)-certified E-Line services. The MEF-compliant COE service delivery provides deterministic QoS performance for the Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVCs), minimizing packet loss, latency and jitter, the company said. The integrated Y.1731 responder and DS1Network Interface Device eliminate external NIDs while providing remote test access for Ethernet and DS1 services. The system is self-healing in the event of a card or network impact, resulting in sub-50ms restoration times and five nines service availability.

The 2RU FlashWave 4100 ES Micro Packet ONP is environmentally hardened, making it appropriate for backhaul applications and outside plant cabinets, the company said.

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