This trial broadens the horizons of what can be achieved over great distance in terms of capacity and modulation flexibility.
The trial network featured ADVA’s open and vendor-neutral FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ technology. This solution delivers 36 bidirectional 100Gbit/s Ethernet services in a 1RU chassis and can transport up to 600Gbit/s on a single wavelength. With its modular design, the FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ provides unprecedented flexibility and scale, giving operators complete control over modulation format, symbol rate and channel spacing. By leveraging this truly multi-haul solution they can finely tune the balance between distance and capacity to meet their precise needs. The ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ maximizes the transmission capacity for any given fiber link, from access networks to links spanning submarine distances. What’s more, as TeraFlex™ is part of the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect™ platform, it’s completely open and programmable. It also delivers real-time telemetry streaming – a prerequisite for big databased network management.
“Triggered by increasing demand for data driven by cloud-based services, we’re seeing a significant expansion in long-haul and subsea cable networks. This trial broadens the horizons of what can be achieved over great distance in terms of capacity and modulation flexibility,” commented Christian Rasmussen, founder and VP, digital signal processing and optics, Acacia Communications. “With the ADVA FSP 3000 TeraFlex™ platform, which incorporates the suite of advanced performance features in our Pico coherent DSP, we’re helping to enable network operators to upgrade existing infrastructure to support higher density at lower power. We believe this trial gives a major boost not only to long-haul and submarine network operators but also to cloud-content and digital media providers looking for ways to cost-efficiently deliver more to their customers around the globe.”