Fujitsu 100G Allows for Expanded Capacity

Fujitsu, a provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced its new 100G Transponder and 100G Muxponder cards for the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP).

It is designed for use on metro, regional, and long-haul networks. The 100G units allow carriers to significantly expand network capacity, improve spectral efficiency, and lower the cost per bit of optical transport networks. Supporting up to 88 channels, the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP provides up to 8.8 Terabits of network capacity to meet the ever growing need for bandwidth on core networks.

For carriers, Fujitsu offers significant cost savings compared to the cost of deploying single-channel networks or overlaying multiple networks for each service offering. Carriers need a cost-effective solution for expanding capacity, while at the same time reducing the cost per bit transported.

“As a leader in the photonics and DWDM industry, Fujitsu has developed an entire 100G ecosystem of photonics research, technology, 100G optical components, 100G sub-modules, 100G Transponders and Muxponders,” said Bill Erickson, senior vice president, product planning, Fujitsu Network Communications. While there has been significant industry interest in 100G for several years, we see the majority of 100G deployments beginning in 2012 and have been working closely with our major carrier customers on our 100G program.

While 40G offers immediate benefits, ever-increasing data growth requires deployment of even higher-capacity WDM systems (e.g. 88 channels) with higher data rates (100 Gbps) utilized on each wavelength.

The Fujitsu 100G Transponder and Muxponder products are designed to meet the exponential bandwidth growth in core networks caused by high speed data services, internet video services, and the wide adoption of bandwidth intensive smart phones.

The majority of currently deployed Wave Division Multiplexed (WDM) networks operate at 10 Gbps per wavelength. As these existing WDM networks reach capacity, Fujitsu 100G Transponder and Muxponder units can be cost effectively deployed to expand network capacity by 10x, eliminating the need for expensive, overlay networks. The Fujitsu 100G units can also be used with existing FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM networks, extending the lifespan and capacity of these systems up to 4 Terabits.

The Fujitsu 100G Transponder and Muxponder utilize DP-QPSK modulation and 100G coherent receiver technology, per applicable industry standards. Fujitsu has incorporated a number of second generation enhancements to the FLASHWAVE 9500 100G units, including advanced soft-decision Forward Error Correction (FEC) and sophisticated optical impairment algorithms to substantially improve performance over industry norms. As with all FLASHWAVE 9500 transponders, the Fujitsu 100G units are full band tunable across 88 channels at 50 GHz spacing.

The Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP is a modular architecture, incorporating Packet, TDM, and OTN aggregation along with 88-channel ROADM for scalability. The modularity and flexibility of the FLASHWAVE 9500 platform allows carriers to utilize the features required by their specific network or application, whether it be Packet aggregation only, or a combination of Packet, TDM, and ROADM. The FLASHWAVE 9500 platform is designed for today’s multiprotocol environment, while reducing the cost and complexity of optical transport networks.