Nokia said that New Zealand's Chorus will be testing its wavelength service technology for on-demand assurance and Layer 1 services fulfilment. The Auckland trial is part of the "One Open Access Network Infrastructure," the carrier's initiative to create an open platform for driving monetization by delivering fiber access, transport services, co-location, and network hubs.
Nokia's wavelength service technology enables service providers to deploy on-demand, fully instrumented, standards-based Layer 1 services quickly, says Nokia. The company asserts its open software tools give both the service provider and its customers strong service assurance reporting capabilities. The technology supplier's wavelength services offering also includes its 1830 Photonic Service Demarcation (PSD) for carrier-class network demarcation in support of Ethernet and wavelength services. The 1830 PSD was added to Nokia's 1830 family last year (see "Nokia introduces optical transport innovations for cloud connectivity at OFC 2017").
Nokia adds the technology tested is compliant with the emerging MEF standard for Layer 1 subscriber services and will enable Chorus to supply new standards-based optical services to service providers. With high capacity, low latency, and built-in security, the popularity of Layer 1 connectivity services is growing as large enterprises and governments move many IT operations to the cloud, the company says. Standardization of these services makes fulfilment and assurance straight forward, and implements end-to-end orchestration in open, multi-vendor environments.
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