Tellabs' 7100 Nano OTS driving lower-cost video services

JUNE 19, 2007 -- The new system packs the power of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) and Ethernet technology into a compact device, just half the size of comparable systems.

JUNE 19, 2007 -- With the new Tellabs (search for Tellabs) 7100 Nano optical transport system (OTS), the company says service providers can deliver more video faster, with less cost and hassle. The new system packs the power of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) and Ethernet technology into a compact device, just half the size of comparable systems.

According to the company, the 7100 Nano OTS is so compact, it can reduce leasing costs in central offices and data centers, where space for one equipment bay can cost hundreds of dollars a month. It also reportedly reduces time-to-revenue, since it can be installed within hours rather than days. Service providers can transform traditional transport into converged Ethernet transport, preserving flexibility and reliability while lowering costs. The system enables service providers to scale up with network needs, using a pay-as-you-grow approach in both small and large serving areas.

The Nano OTS builds on the strength of the previous generation -- Tellabs' 7100 optical transport system, which Tellabs says is among the products Verizon uses to provide instant bandwidth in its FiOS network, which delivers advanced video, Internet, and voice directly to homes.

"Video consumes 16 times more bandwidth than voice, so service providers need to add more bandwidth quickly, with less time and expense," said Dan Kelly, executive vice president, transport products for Tellabs. "The Tellabs 7100 Nano system is a reliable, flexible and cost-effective way to meet video and Ethernet needs -- its small size makes a big difference for our customers."

Availability of the Tellabs 7100 Nano OTS is planned for the fourth quarter of 2007. For a look at the 7100 Nano OTS and a live IPTV demo over the 7100 OTS, visit Tellabs in Booth 2815 at NXTcomm.


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