Fujitsu adds unified MEF CE 2.0 compliance to FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform

Fujitsu, through Fujitsu Network Communications in North America, has announced an upcoming software release for the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform that will enable the packet-optical transport system to support Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0-compliant E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services.

Fujitsu, through Fujitsu Network Communications in North America, has announced an upcoming software release for the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (ONP) that will enable the packet-optical transport system to support Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0-compliant E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services.

The FLASHWAVE 9500 previously had support E-Line services. But the new release, scheduled to be available during the first quarter of next year, will mean that the platform will integrate Connectionless Ethernet (CLE) capabilities with current Connection-oriented Ethernet (COE), ROADM, DWDM, and SONET/SDH technologies. Thus, the FLASHWAVE 9500 will be a unified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 service delivery platform that can deliver any of the MEF services over any type of access network, Fujitsu asserts.

“Major North American carriers have made the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP part of their networks and I’m certain they’ll find these new capabilities compelling,” said Eve Griliches, vice president, optical research at ACG Research. “As the industry continues moving from TDM transport to a next-generation packet-centric infrastructure, investments in existing resources must be leveraged while support for newer, revenue generating packet-based services is added. With the introduction of the latest FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP software enhancements, I believe Fujitsu is checking all the right boxes.”

“The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP has integrated the many transport technologies deployed in our customers’ networks into one software reconfigurable MEF-centric services delivery platform,” said James Anthony, principal solutions architect, packet optical networking, Fujitsu Network Communications. “This unified networking solution is packaged in a single system with a single Element Management System that can provision new Ethernet services in as little as a minute. With the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP customers can count on flexibility, reliability and scalability that keep the platform’s total cost of ownership well below the revenue curve.”

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