Tencent runs ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex data center interconnect platform over OPC-4 open line system

ADVA (FSE: ADV) said its ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect TeraFlex data center interconnect (DCI) platform successfully transmitted single-wavelength 600-Gbps signals over Tencent’s OPC-4 open line system (OLS). The Chinese internet content provider ran the trial over a 100-km OLS link.

ADVA (FSE: ADV) said its ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect TeraFlex data center interconnect (DCI) platform successfully transmitted single-wavelength 600-Gbps signals over Tencent’s OPC-4 open line system (OLS). The Chinese internet content provider ran the trial over a 100-km OLS link.

"What this trial proves is that 600-Gbps services are ready to go. With the ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex plugged into our self-developed open line system OPC-4, we have verified multiple rates from 200 Gbps to 600 Gbps through various modulation schemes," said Fangchao Li, optical network architect, Tencent. "With this test, we're highlighting how ultra-high capacity can now be achieved, while also moving away from static, manual operations to an intelligent, programmable optical layer."

"We believe it's the first time anyone in the industry has successfully transmitted 600 Gbps per wavelength over a third-party OLS," added Rocky Weicong Zhou, director, global business development, ADVA. "With this demo, Tencent has made it clear that it's ready to lead the way to the next generation of DCI networks. It also underlines the importance of disaggregation for enabling operators to optimize each network layer separately."

ADVA unveiled the FSP 3000 CloudConnect TeraFlex platform in March 2017 (see “ADVA Optical Networking touts 600-Gbps data center interconnect with TeraFlex terminal”). The DCI system offers 3.6 Tbps of duplex capacity in a single rack unit, zero-touch provisioning, and software-defined performance.

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