IP Infusion OcNOS Optical Transport operating system targets open packet transponder systems

March 26, 2020
The first open optical platform available to use OcNOS is Edgecore Networks’ Telecom Infra Project (TIP) accepted Cassini system.

IP Infusion says its OcNOS Optical Transport operating system (OS) for open packet transponder systems is now available. The company foresees the OS supporting modular packet transponders for such applications as data center interconnect, long-haul, and backhaul. The first open optical platform available to use OcNOS is Edgecore Networks’ Telecom Infra Project (TIP) accepted Cassini system (see “Edgecore Networks offers Cassini whitebox packet transponder to Telecom Infra Project”).

Cassini offers system throughput of 3.2 Tbps in a 1.5RU form factor. The platform offers a mix of 100 Gigabit Ethernet packet switching ports and 100/200 coherent optical transport ports. The latter enable Cassini to meet DWDM-based long-haul requirements via CFP2-ACO and CFP2-DCO pluggable modules.

IP Infusion reports that it participated in a field trial of the Cassini in South America with an unidentified network operator. The trial saw Edgecore's Cassini running IP Infusion's OcNOS transmitting traffic between the cities of Lurín, Lima, and Trujillo via an existing third-party optical line system. The link distance was more than 1000 km and used both third-party ROADM and multiplexing systems. CFP2-ACO modules from Fujitsu Optical Components (FOC) plugged into the Cassini platforms enabled the transmission.

“The desire of network operators to control end-to-end solutions and components to achieve operational simplicity and open interfaces is driving the momentum towards open optical networking,” said Atsushi Ogata, CEO, IP Infusion. “The combination of the carrier-grade OcNOS networking operating system and the Cassini packet transponder from Edgecore Networks gives our network customers another example and further shows that IP Infusion is a leading software vendor for service provider network disaggregation.”

“With support for Cassini and DCSG, IP Infusion is well aligned with TIP and helping to drive disaggregated networking to service providers. We are pleased that disaggregated networking has now arrived for optical transport solutions,” said Dave Hutton, chief engineer, Telecom Infra Project.

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