ADVA Optical Networking device combines IEEE 588 and Synchronous Ethernet for mobile backhaul

MAY 13, 2009 -- The FSP 150CC-GE206 enables Ethernet and synchronization to be delivered over fiber-based Ethernet transport for service providers looking to deploy an Ethernet service optimized for mobile backhaul applications.

MAY 13, 2009 -- To address the growing need by mobile and backhaul service providers for more Ethernet-based transport capacity, ADVA Optical Networking (search Lightwave for ADVA Optical Networking) has introduced the FSP 150CC-GE206. The new device enables Ethernet and synchronization to be delivered over fiber-based Ethernet transport for service providers looking to deploy an Ethernet service optimized for mobile backhaul applications.

"Ethernet as a transport technology is appealing because it supports both higher data rates and a more attractive cost per megabit of supported traffic," explained Dr. Christoph Glingener, chief technology officer at ADVA Optical Networking. "With recent advances in synchronous Ethernet ("SyncE") standards, the protocol can now support mobile base station synchronization needs, and is also backwards compatible with 2G and 3G services."

The FSP 150CC-GE206 enables Ethernet transport to replace traditional T1/E1 or SONET/SDH-based synchronization with Ethernet synchronization based on ITU G.8261/2/4 and IEEE 1588. SyncE support includes in-band transmission and external synchronization inputs and outputs to support remote site and head-end applications.

Additionally, the service intelligence of the latest OAM standards such as 802.1ag, Y.1731 and RFC 2544 all help to guarantee that mobile SLAs are met. The ability to deliver intelligent Ethernet services that are functionally identical over a variety of access technologies is a key advantage of ADVA Optical Networking's FSP 150 product family, the company asserts.

The FSP 150CC-GE206 also contains personality module slots to ensure that the product can evolve with a service provider's changing requirements for service needs such as additional Ethernet ports or circuit-emulated T1s or E1s.

Low-touch provisioning and remote OAM capabilities in the FSP 150CC-GE206 ensure that unskilled craft can install and turn up services without any onsite provisioning. Optional WAN protection, redundant power supplies, and temperature hardening are designed to ensure high service availability for mission-critical applications, while SLA verification is ensured via in-service SLA monitoring. SFP optical devices also address a wide range of optical fibers, reaches and wavelengths.

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