Targeting the networked society market, Ericsson expands SPO packet optical transport platform

By Telecom
Lead Team
: Ericsson has expanded the line of SPO Packet Optical Transport
Platform (POTP) products. The company will be targeting consumers in the networked
society which have an increasing demand for video and personal connectivity.

The telecom
equipment major will showcase the expanded product line at the Optical Fiber
Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers
Conference (NFOEC) this week in Los Angeles, California.

new SPO 1480 product extends the SPO Family of POTP from the Metro Access to
the Metro Regional network to support popular packet, TDM and wavelength
services on one platform.


Dell’Oro Group said the total worldwide optical transport equipment revenues
are expected to grow to nearly $19 billion by 2016.

transport market to touch $19 billion by 2016


Transport market is expected to grow at a 10 percent compounded annual growth
rate (CAGR) over the next 5 years, reaching $12 billion.”The demand for
optical equipment and DWDM systems is due to what appears to be an endless need
for more backhaul capacity in both fixed and mobile broadband networks,”
said Jimmy Yu, vice president of Optical Transport Market Research at Dell’Oro


latest SPO release provides network operators with a single platform that spans
the metro from access/aggregation to regional/core. By providing an integrated
platform that supports all the networking layers from WDM to TDM and Packet, we
have provided the simplest and most cost-effective path for modernizing metro
optical networks delivering real value to our customers,” said Phil
Winterbottom, Head of Optical & Metro Product Management at Ericsson.


An Ericsson
press release said data centers strive to support new applications and devices,
additional stress is placed on the capacity, technology and transmission speeds
of the optical network. As part of Ericsson’s 4th generation IP Network vision,
the SPO family of POTPs provides a simple, easy to scale, high value solution
to help network operators meet these demands.


operators leveraging Ericsson’s SPO POTP family can deliver low and high order
TDM and packet and wavelength services across the Metro Access and Regional
network on a common set of platforms with a single multilayer IP Transport
Network Management Systems (IPT NMS).


The SPO 1400
has a simple and scalable hybrid TDM-WDM-Packet architecture that is ideal for
legacy TDM-based networks that need a low-risk transition to ultrahigh capacity
packet transport. Its building-block architecture gives operators the
flexibility to optimize node configurations for location and cost with the
ability to scale optical capacity without sacrificing shelf switching capacity.


SPO 1400 family provides the highest capacity density and lowest power profile
in the POTP/P-OTS industry, featuring OTN, SONET/SDH and PDH support and
performance, L2 connection oriented Ethernet switching and aggregation and WDM


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