ADVA Optical Networking accomplished a joint field trial of its FSP 3000 CloudConnect and OpenFabric technology in Germany’s live network, Telefónica.
The high-density 1RU modular DCI technology achieved carrying wavelengths across infrastructure with no impact on live traffic and error-free 200Gbit/s transmission over a 290km data path.
The test demonstrated how the ADVA FSP 3000 OpenFabric creates an agile, flexible and highly scalable network; accelerating service availability and improving operational efficiency.
‘Cost-effectively tackling the fierce growth’
Holger Duhn, senior architect at Telefónica Germany, said: “Demand for network capacity is spiraling and this joint field trial is a key part of our response. Its success demonstrates how ADVA Optical Networking’s technology could help us to cost-effectively tackle the fierce growth in our customers’ data requirements.
“This trial shows that the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect has the potential to maximise the value of our deployed infrastructure. Without the need for a major network upgrade, we’ve succeeded in transporting ultra-high-capacity alien wavelengths at distances spanning more than 1,000km.
“The FSP 3000 OpenFabric creates an OTN cross-connect optical layer so that lower-speed services can be aggregated onto high-speed wavelengths. This level of flexibility will be instrumental as we look to efficiently provide our customers with the data rates they require.”
‘The power to leverage deployed infrastructure’
300Gbit/s capacity was achieved using ADVA’s unique QuadFlex line card to combine two 150Gbit/s wavelengths operating at 8QAM within an optical super-channel. Designed for scalability and bandwidth optimisation, the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect platform offers unrivalled efficiency.
Frank Hering, director at ADVA Optical Networking, added: “Our innovation is redefining optical transport. As this trial demonstrates, service providers now have the power to leverage so much more value from their deployed infrastructure. With our latest solutions, such as the new approach to OTN cross-connects offered by our FSP 3000 OpenFabric, we’re expanding the boundaries of possibility.
“Our FSP 3000 OpenFabric removes slot capacity assignments and the proprietary fabric adapters of a closed system, enabling a mix of optical services and scale. It DCIprovides network operators with total flexibility, allowing them to easily manage their traffic to meet demand.”
Written from press release by Leah Alger