Coriant offers metro edge version of 7100 packet optical transport platform

Coriant has expanded the line of 7100 packet-optical transport systems it acquired from Tellabs (see "Marlin Equity Partners reshuffles executive deck ahead of Coriant, Tellabs merger") with the Coriant 7100 Pico. The new system targets metro edge applications in support of data denter interconnect (DCI), business services provision, mobile backhaul, and SONET/SDH network migration.

Mar 6th, 2015

Coriant has expanded the line of 7100 packet-optical transport systems it acquired from Tellabs (see "Marlin Equity Partners reshuffles executive deck ahead of Coriant, Tellabs merger") with the Coriant 7100 Pico. The new system targets metro edge applications in support of data denter interconnect (DCI), business services provision, mobile backhaul, and SONET/SDH network migration.

The system measures 2RU to offer a low-power, low-footprint option for packet-optical transport. It leverages an architecture that distributes system processing across various service modules, which Coriant asserts significantly reduces initial costs and improves reliability. The 7100 Pico can leverage the same modules as its 7100 Optical Transport System and 7100 Nano brethren. These modules include high-density 10G and 100G transponders and muxponders, an Optical Transport Network (OTN) add/drop multiplexer (ADM) packaged in a single blade, and a high-density packet switching module.

Interface options range from 1 Gbps to 100 Gbps. Both AC and DC power options are supported.

The system also benefits from Coriant's work in software-defined networking (SDN). The 7100 Pico can leverage the Coriant Dynamic Optical Cloud Solution to create a flexible transport infrastructure, the Coriant Transcend SDN Solution for network control, as well as integrated network planning.

The Pico 7100 is currently available.

"With the continued growth in cloud computing, video-on-demand, and mobile broadband, network operators are facing a dramatic increase in bandwidth demand and highly unpredictable traffic patterns at the network edge," said Ken Craft, executive vice president, products and technology, Coriant. "By extending proven packet-optical transport flexibility and efficiency to the metro edge, the 7100 Pico helps our customers cost-effectively aggregate and transport diverse traffic and protocols, seamlessly scale to 100G, and dynamically adapt to next-generation service requirements."

For more information on packet-optical transport systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer's Guide.

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