December 20, 2005 Oakland, CA -- Yipes Enterprise Services has selected Zhone Technologies' GigaMux 50 CWDM platform to provide globally managed Ethernet service delivery. Zhone says its GigaMux 50 platform provides flexible, entry-level connectivity for optical edge network applications, while supporting up to four high-bandwidth full-duplex services on a single fiber.
"Service providers are realizing the opportunity to extend their optical networks to thousands of new customers at the network edge, provided they can do so cost-effectively," remarks Chris Garcia, optical product manager for Zhone. "The GigaMux 50 addresses this requirement for cost-effective, low channel-count optical access. This combination has become an essential element in our customers' strategies for adding more subscribers and selling more services."
"Zhone's GigaMux CWDM solution provides Yipes with a convenient, low-cost alternative for transport of four optical channels - eight wavelengths - onto one singlemode fiber," adds Dr. Kamran Sistanizadeh, Yipes' CTO. "The product's wide range of connectivity options allows Yipes to extend many traffic types, because it provides us with a low-cost, highly capable, fast deployment of services that can readily migrate from legacy protocols to converged service protocols running over Gigabit Ethernet."
According to Zhone, each service may carry up to 2.5 Gbit/sec over distances of up to 70 km. The platform can both send and receive multiple voice, data, and video streams over a single fiber. Preliminary installations of the platform can be used to offer existing services such as OC3 or OC12, with capacity for future expansion to services including scalable Gigabit Ethernet. The platform, available in a 1RU form factor, also supports key network protocols including Fibre Channel, FICON, ESCON, and SONET/SDH.