ZTE launches ZXONE 9700 packet-optical platform

ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK / A: 000063.SZ) has unveiled the ZXONE 9700 Packet OTN series, its next generation packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP).

ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK / A: 000063.SZ) has unveiled the ZXONE 9700 Packet OTN series, its next generation packet-optical transport platform (P-OTP).

The ZXONE 9700 series features universal packet and optical data unit (ODU) switching capability, supports network evolution to 100G and beyond, and is compatible with software-defined network (SDN) technologies, ZTE asserts. The Chinese vendor hopes that the platform will strengthen its global market position in the optical network industry.

Faced with the explosion in data traffic from cloud computing and Internet data center applications, operators have looked towards the transformation of optical transport infrastructure, requiring an efficient, flexible and packet-oriented transport network that can cope with new service demands and increasing competition. ZTE believes the new platform will address this need.

“The optical network industry needs a new mechanism capable of transporting packets efficiently,” said Wei Xiaoqiang, bearer network product director, ZTE. “The ZXONE 9700 series introduces more advanced technologies into the transport infrastructure network, which helps operators build a packet-oriented, 100G-enabled and flexible transport network.”

The ZTE ZXONE 9700 series offers a universal switching capacity from 2 Tbps to 14 Tbps, with the potential of a further upgrade to 28 Tbps, enabling operators to achieve greater flexibility and optimized wavelength utilization to meet increasing bandwidth requirements. The ZXONE 9700 also extends multi-protocol label switching-transport profile (MPLS-TP) networking capability from the core to the metro/regional network.

In addition, ZTE says the ZXONE 9700 series platform is future-proof, as it is SDN compatible and has the ability to handle future 400G transmissions.

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