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Nokia Expands its Photonic Service Switch Portfolio; Delivers 100G Transport Services

Friday, March 18, 2016


FREMONT, CA: Nokia, a telecommunications services provider, announces addition to its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) portfolio, having capabilities that quadruple optical fiber capacity to more than 70 terabits per second. Nokia’s 1830 PSS portfolio addresses the surging network data traffic’s demands.

Service providers are facing the challenge to scale their networks to meet the growing demands of large Enterprises, cloud operators and Internet content providers. Service providers are seeking cost efficient ways to provide the same.

Nokia is enabling operators address these challenges with its expanded 1830 PSS portfolio featuring Nokia Bell labs’ Photonic Service Engine version 2 (PSE-2) chipset and the 1830 PSS-24x, providing operators with a cost-effective way of delivering business-driven 100 Gigabit Ethernet transport services.

 100 Gigabit Ethernet is a group of computer networking technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at rates of 100 gigabits per second Gbit/s.

Nokia’s 1830 PSS portfolio includes:

The PSE-2 electro-optic chipset: The PSE-2 offers network operators the power to quickly balance the wavelength capacity and reach to maximize the efficiency of every fiber in the network. The Nokia- designed PSE-2 is available in two versions: the PSE-2 Super Coherent (PSE-2s) and the PSE-2 Compact (PSE-2c).

 The PSE-2 Super Coherent (PSE-2s) provides performance and flexibility for applications with high traffic demands and potentially challenging distance requirements. It can be programmed with seven modulation formats to support optimized 100G to 500G transport wavelength capacities, and distances for applications ranging from metro to ultra-long haul — including the industry’s first 400G single carrier, the first 200G long haul and the first 100G ultra-long haul. The PSE-2s lowers cost per bit per kilometer by maximizing capacity for every distance, while using 50 percent less power.

The PSE-2 Compact (PSE-2c) is optimized for 100G DWDM applications where density, space and low power are paramount, including metro access and aggregation networks. The PSE-2c design creates more compact line cards that support “pay as you grow” pluggable optics, while consuming 66 percent less power.

The 1830 PSS-24x packet/OTN multilayer switching platform: The 1830 PSS-24x incorporates the new Nokia-designed Transport Switching Engine (TSE) chipset-powered switch fabric and PSE-2 coherent interfaces making the 1830 PSS-24x offer 9.6 terabits of switching per half-rack shelf, scalable to 48 terabits per rack. This gives operators a new level of 100G service density, efficiency, and resiliency while using 50% less space and power than current generation packet/OTN switches.

1830 PSS 500G DWDM Muxponder: Powered by the PSE-2s and its variable modulation capabilities the 1830 PSS 500G DWDM Muxponder gives network operators unprecedented capacity, reach, and wavelength flexibility. It also offers operators investment protection for their 1830 PSS platforms with an instant capacity upgrade, carrying as many as five 100G services per line card. The 500G line card is available and being delivered to customers now.

Nokia has also expanded its industry-leading Wavelength Routing solution to support the L wavelength band, creating an optical layer by doubling the number of wavelengths per fiber. By integrating PSE-2 powered interfaces and Colorless, Directionless, Contentionless, with Flexgrid (CDC-F) technology, the 1830 PSS Ultra-Wideband Wavelength Routing solution becomes the industry’s first C+L band CDC-F system, giving operators unprecedented programmability in the photonic layer.

“When we introduced the industry’s first single carrier 100G solution in 2010 we became a leader in optical network transformations, a position that was further solidified when we released the first programmable 100G/200G line card. With the launch of the PSE-2, our 500G Muxponder and the 1830 PSS-24x, we are again at the forefront of innovations, leading the way to 100G client services being the currency of modern optical networks. Thanks to the optical innovations of Nokia Bell Labs we are able to keep operators ahead of today’s aggressive bandwidth demand curve,” says Sam Bucci, head of optical networking, Nokia.

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