Cisco Advances Global Leadership in Optical Multiservice Transport Upgrades; New Features to Cisco ONS 15454 Platform Help Enable TietoEnator and DataGroup Improve Operational Efficiencies and More Rapidly Launch New Services.SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
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ONS Offshore Northern Seas optical networking Communications between computers, telephones and other electronic devices using light. An optical network is far more reliable and has far greater potential transmission capacity than networking in the electrical domain. See optical fiber. portfolio that give service providers and enterprises greater flexibility in delivering new services as well as more ability to scale their networks and manage their optical infrastructures.
Available today on the industry-leading Cisco(R) ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP (MultiService Transport Platform) A high-end Cisco router that is geared for optical connections to metropolitan area networks (MANs). MSTPs include the functionality of MultiService Provisioning Platform (MSSP) routers. See MSSP and MSPP. ), the latest hardware and software features will help users generate new revenue streams and move toward more efficient, flexible, Internet Protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
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TietoEnator, an international information technology (IT) services provider based in Finland, has deployed the most recent Cisco ONS 15454 platform upgrades. TietoEnator aims to provision new high speed customer site connections much more rapidly using software and the reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (ROADM ROADM Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer
ROADM Reconfigurable Add Drop Multiplexing ) capabilities of the new solution. For more information, refer to separate Cisco news releases issued today entitled, "TietoEnator to Deliver Managed Data, Storage and Mainframe Connectivity Services with Cisco Multiservice Optical Networking Solutions."
DataGroup, a Ukrainian telecommunications company See telecom company. , recently introduced a new portfolio of high-capacity services based on the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Transport Platform (MSTP). The new 6500-kilometer countrywide fiber-optic network provides the dense wavelength-division multiplexing In fibre-optic communications, wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) is a technology which multiplexes multiple optical carrier signals on a single optical fibre by using different wavelengths (colours) of laser light to carry different signals. (DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing ) backbone for delivering Ethernet-based services in all regional centers of Ukraine. In addition, it will help enable DataGroup to take advantage of the ROADM capabilities of the Cisco solution to speed service delivery.
"In evaluating the Cisco portfolio, we recognized that the flexible reconfigurable nature of the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP would help us considerably lower operational costs by allowing us to easily provision new services," said Alexander Atamenko, Fibre Optic Network Deployment Project Manager for DataGroup. "In a geographically diverse area such as Ukraine, the ability to reduce total cost of ownership by modifying our network configuration remotely with limited manual intervention or service interruption was one of the major factors in our choice."
"Upgrading our optical solutions is significant because it provides features that give service providers like TietoEnator and DataGroup competitive edges," said Kelly Ahuja, Cisco vice president and general manager, core routing business unit. "These enhancements are part of our commitment to service providers and enterprises during their transitions to Internet protocol-based infrastructure, all driven by the Cisco IP NGN architecture."
The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP provides ROADM and intelligent DWDM functions, which help ensure the flexibility and ease of use that are now characteristics of today's photonic layer of metropolitan and regional networks.
Customer-Focused Features for Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP
Ahuja said many of the new features available today on the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP will give service providers and enterprises greater control of their businesses and help them succeed against competitive and market threats. Those features include:
--10-Gbps data muxponder; a unit that provides data and storage services aggregation over a 10 Gbps wavelength, allowing a variety of data and storage services to be efficiently bundled and transported over a single optical wavelength;
--32-channel ROADM-based long-band (L-band) solution, which includes ROADMs and optical amplifiers, transponders and muxponders. These units allow up to 32 wavelengths (100 GHz-spaced)to be transported in the L-band region of the transmission spectrum;
--Full center-band (C-band) and L-band tunability for 10-Gbps transponder A receiver/transmitter on a communications satellite. It receives a microwave signal from earth (uplink), amplifies it and retransmits it back to earth at a different frequency (downlink). A satellite has several transponders. and muxponder cards on 50GHz channel grid;
--Enterprise systems connection (ESCON (Enterprise Systems CONnection) An IBM S/390 fiber-optic channel that transfers 17 Mbytes/sec over distances up to 60 km depending on connection type. ESCON allows peripheral devices to be located across large campuses and metropolitan areas. ) support on 2.5-Gbps data muxponder;
--Multi-shelf management, which allows centralized provisioning and management of multiple shelves at each DWDM node location;
--Network-level alarm correlation, which provides simplified trouble-shooting capabilities for an MSTP-based DWDM network, resulting in quicker root cause determination and problem resolution;
--Future in-service mesh/multi-ring upgrade capability for ROADM-based networks requiring multi-degree applications; and
--Alien lambda support, which allows for insertion of 10 Gbps or 40 Gbps non-ONS wavelengths into the ROADM network. This means the possible direct interconnection of routers and switches, enabling the elimination of transponders in some cases
The Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP is available now and varies in price based on configuration. For more information on the Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP hardware and software upgrades, visit Cisco at www.cisco.com/go/opticalr7.
About Cisco Optical Networking
The Cisco optical networking portfolio is a part of the Cisco's IP NGN, an architecture that enables telecom services providers -- such as TietoEnator and DataGroup -- to migrate and deliver services to IP-based networks. By adopting Cisco IP NGN, these service providers can deliver innovative new services to their customers with greater velocity. Also, service providers can improve their operational and capital expenditure efficiencies while advancing the network technology and service control that they and their customers need for long-term business success.
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