Ericsson adds the SPO 1485 Multiservice DWDM to its metro regional/core Packet Optical Transport Platform (POTP) solution. Operators can balance metro core packet and Optical Transport Network (OTN) with the Ericsson SPO 1400 family of POTPs. Ericsson’s SPO 1485 addresses the need for low TCO metro core 10Gbps service and 100Gbps transport.

Ericsson is expanding its line of SPO Packet Optical Transport Platform (POTP) products and the new products will be showcased at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) this week in Anaheim, California. The new SPO 1485 Multiservice Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) enhances network operator’s flexibility for the metro core with high 10Gbps service density and low power profile for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

The metro network is facing an ever increasing demand for more capacity and performance as the Networked Society consumes more broadband, video and cloud-based services. As part of Ericsson’s 4th generation IP network portfolio, the SPO family of POTPs provides a simple, easy-to-scale, high-performing and high-value solution to help network operators meet these demands.

Network operators leveraging Ericsson’s SPO 1400 POTP family have the flexibility to use DWDM, packet, OTN or SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) switching and transport where needed for lower TCO compared to single-technology and platform solutions. The SPO POTP metro solution also provides the most effective means to migrate an existing SDH/SONET (Synchronous Optical Networking) metro to packet or OTN. The SPO offering extends from the customer premise, through the metro access/aggregation to the metro regional/core under a single network management system – IP Transport NMS.

The new SPO 1485 addresses the need for simple, low-TCO 10Gbps service connectivity, 10Gbps transport and the latest in low-latency, long distance coherent 100Gbps transport. Along with the SPO 1480 and its centralized 3.2Tbps OTN, packet and SDH switch and the SPO’s external 96 channel 2-way, 4-way and 9-way Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs), network operators can scale their metro core networking and capacity to cost effectively match their business. The new SPO 1485 upholds the SPO 1400 family’s key characteristics of low power profile and high-capacity density.

Tomislav Migotti, Head of Optical & Broadband Access, Ericsson, says: "Our customers like the scalability and flexibility that our SPO 1400 metro regional/core solution offers. With the SPO 1485, operators now have the flexibility to balance between deploying a SPO 1480 POTP for OTN/Packet and SDH switching and 100Gbps transport or the SPO 1485 for simple multiservice DWDM 10Gbps and 100Gbps transport. With end-to-end management from IPT NMS and our Optical Network Planner, operators can plan, deploy and manage their greatest asset – their network."

Attendees of OFC/NFOEC can visit Ericsson at booth #2119 and see the SPO 1400 metro solution as well as Ericsson’s Service Provider Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the latest in real 1Tbps transport trials.

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