BTI Systems expands metro packet optical line with 7200 Metro Services Platform

JULY 28, 2010 – Metro network platform provider BTI Systems has introduced the 7200 Metro Services Platform, designed to meet the needs of service providers burgeoning traffic growth requirements for wireless backhaul, video, and Ethernet business services.

JULY 28, 2010 – Metro network platform provider BTI Systems has introduced the 7200 Metro Services Platform, designed to meet the needs of service providers burgeoning traffic growth requirements for wireless backhaul, video, and Ethernet business services.

The high-density Metro Services Platform is designed to combine Carrier Ethernet, multi-service optical, and WDM functions in a scalable 7RU platform.

The 7200 Metro Services Platform is designed for network operators that require a larger platform than BTI’s existing offerings for ring interconnect, high-capacity metro service delivery, data center interconnections, and high-density cloud networking. The platform also can support middle mile applications to deliver broadband and video networking functions.

Salient features of the 7200 Metro Service Platform include:

  • Simplification of network operations by consolidating packet optical service delivery, WDM multiplexing, and photonic-layer building blocks in a single 7RU form factor with 20 modular slots
  • Support of up to 400 Gbps of 10G private line capacity
  • More than one hundred Gigabit Ethernet and eighteen 10 Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Ethernet switched ports, or a combination of optical and packet functionality
  • Expandable up to 800G with expansion shelf architecture that enables deployment of multiple shelves, managed as a single network entity
  • Support of existing BTI Systems products, including the full line of 10G multiprotocol transponders, muxponders, reach extension, and network multiplexing modules.


The 7200 Metro Services Platform introduces a larger pay-as-you-grow platform to the BTI 7000 Series portfolio using the same networking modules and services functionality of its BTI 7060 (2RU) and BTI 7030 (1RU) products.

“With the increasing demand on metro networks to deliver high-bandwidth wireless data and video traffic, there is a definite requirement for cost-effective, higher density packet-optical solutions,” said Eve Griliches, managing partner at ACG Research. “10G is the new currency for metro networks. A multi-service platform like the 7200 Metro Services Platform with dense 10G, Carrier Ethernet, and aggregation capabilities, gives service providers an integrated means to address growing traffic and deliver value-added services.”

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