Ericsson demos terabit transmission

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has demonstrated 1-Tbps optical transport at OFC/NFOEC in Los Angeles.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has demonstrated 1-Tbps optical transport at OFC/NFOEC in Los Angeles.

The company say this demonstration is a result its continued investment in optical research and innovation, in partnership with the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and CNIT, Italy’s national consortium for telecommunications.

Ericsson demonstrated 400-Gbps transmission in early 2011 and has recently deployed that technology in a field trial using Telefónica’s existing network in Spain (see “Telefonica Espana takes 400G for a test drive”).

Phil Winterbottom, head of optical and metro product management at Ericsson, says, “Not only is this 1-Tbps transmission milestone an optical innovation, it leverages technology from Ericsson radio. At Ericsson, one of the things we are able to do is combine our expertise in radio with the underlying transport needs to support an end-to-end vision for our customers that leverages what we’re best at.”

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