Nokia Siemens Networks launches v4.2 of hiT 7080 platform

28 APRIL 2009 -- New optical network platform reduces real estate and energy costs while coping with traffic growth.

28 APRIL 2009 -- Nokia Siemens Networks (search Lightwave for Nokia Siemens Networks) has launched the hiT 7080's version 4.2, intended to help reduce network space and energy costs. The new hiT 7080 is a high-capacity and multiservice optical network platform that is compact yet scalable, supports any network topology, and can be deployed anywhere in the network.

"As they gear-up to cope with the 100-fold growth in global data traffic we expect to see between now and 2015, our customers are demanding a platform which provides the opportunity to evolve towards more efficient, packet networking of converging fixed and mobile networks," says Mikko Lavanti, head of Nokia Siemens Networks' business line Next Generation Metro. "The hiT 7080 is an excellent foundation because it supports any kind of service, from TDM to Ethernet functionality, metro to core."

With a higher port density than previous versions -- 16 versus eight -- the new hiT 7080 reduces the number of extra cards and platforms required. It is a multiservice provisioning platform offering direct interworking with DWDM via colored interfaces and OTU2 interfaces (ODU1 multiplexing into ODU2 is supported).

As a metro/core platform, it is capable of supporting switching capacities of 40G low order and 340G high order as well as multiple interfaces including Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10G Ethernet connections. Nokia Siemens Networks says its automation and remote management features simplify operation and maintenance; a multifailure protection functionality increases service availability and reduces overall downtime.

The hiT 7080 is available now.

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