SoftBank to deploy Cisco QSFP 100G ZR4 optical transceivers

Cisco announced that SoftBank will be deploying Cisco pluggable optical transceivers in its metro area network to support 4G/5G, enterprise, and broadband services.
Cisco MWC 2018 BarcelonaSoftBank will be deploying the Cisco QSFP 100G ZR4 pluggable optical transceivers and reduce power consumption and the carbon footprint for 100G links up to 80km apart, providing faster connectivity between network locations across wide footprints.

The solution provides increased capacity to connect geographically distant sites to the network more efficiently, ensures high reliability, consumes less rack space, and lowers power consumption, all which contribute to operational efficiencies and sustainability, Cisco said.

“With the Cisco 100G ZR4 pluggable optical transceiver, we are now able to construct our network rapidly by establishing plug-and-play connectivity of our routers between remote sites. The solution also contributes to lower the power consumption and the footprint by reducing the number of devices required in the sites,” said Teruyuki Oya, Vice President, Head, IP & Transport Technology Division, SoftBank.

“Cisco and SoftBank accelerate building the Internet for the Future by delivering secure connections that enable hybrid work while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions,” said Sanjay Kaul, APJ Service Provider, Cisco.