Fujitsu, Motorola Mobility demo GPON-WDM interoperability for the U.S. DoD

Fujitsu and Motorola Mobility say they have successfully tested the interoperability of their respective DWDM and GPON systems for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The two systems under test were Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) and Motorola’s Passive Optical LAN (POL).

Fujitsu and Motorola Mobility say they have successfully tested the interoperability of their respective DWDM and GPON systems for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The two systems under test were Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) and Motorola’s Passive Optical LAN (POL).

Both platforms are Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC)-certified. The two companies say they were able to show seamless integration, sharing data between the platforms with minimal latency or jitter effects. The companies believe they are now in position to offer the DoD and other federal agencies a new fiber-optic network approach that meets the government’s high standards of security, reliability, performance, and efficiency.

“This collaboration with Motorola is the latest example of Fujitsu’s commitment to meeting the communications needs of the Federal Government,” said Jeana Cunningham, vice president of federal sales, Fujitsu Network Communications. “Over the years, we’ve worked to attain U.S. government certifications and have placed many Fujitsu technologies on the DoD’s Unified Capabilities Approved Products List. We will continue to work to meet the government’s need for ultra-reliable and secure bandwidth.”

Fujitsu’s FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP is a standards-based packet optical transport system that integrates multiple networking technologies, including centralized Layer 2 switching, ROADM, and transmission speeds up to 100G. By combining circuit and packet-based switching into a single platform, government organizations can transition from a legacy infrastructure to a converged core that transports TDM alongside new GPON traffic, the company asserts.

Motorola’s POL portfolio is designed to simplify enterprise network deployment, operations, and management. POL is a fiber-based enterprise LAN architecture based on GPON technology, which delivers enhanced security, carrier-class reliability, and significant power savings compared to traditional enterprise LAN architectures. Motorola claims that its POL offering delivers tremendous cost savings, with up to a 55% reduction in capital and up to a 75% reduction in overall operational costs, for combined total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of up to 65% over traditional LAN architectures.

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