validated its coherent 100 Gigabit (100G) dense wavelength division
multiplexing (DWDM) solution exceeding 3,000 km in reach.
The demonstration was done without the need for Raman
optical amplification technology or signal regeneration signals, which allows
carriers to add 100G services on top of existing infrastructures originally
designed for 10G technology, providing better investment protection and
simplifying network upgrades.
The Cisco solution has been tested at a number of service
providers and research networks, including US Signal. The performance was
also validated by EANTC, the European Advanced Network Test Center.
The Cisco optical solution also demonstrates the ability
to reach transmission rates up to 400 Gbps and ultimately up to one Tbps.
“Service providers around the globe see the need to
prepare for the next-generation Internet and facilitate an increasing demand
for video, collaboration, and distributed computing. These successful
demonstrations are a testament to Cisco’s commitment to leading the industry in
optical technology, both at 100G and beyond,” said Bill Gartner, VP/GM Optical
Transport Business Unit, Cisco.
The 100G Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP Multiservice Transport
Platform (MSTP) can support 42 100G wavelengths in a single bay, nearly
three times the density of competing solutions.
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast,
2010-2015 projects that global Internet traffic will increase more than
fourfold to 767 exabytes, or more than 3/4th a Zettabyte, by 2015. This
amount is 100 exabytes higher than the projected level in 2013, or an increase
the equivalent of 10 times all the traffic traversing IP NGNs in 2008.
announced that Virgin Media, an entertainment and digital communications
company in the U.K., is deploying Cisco Quad, Cisco WebEx and Cisco
Unified Communications to its people.