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What is G.metro?

Scale without limits

With the emergence of 5G comes the need for access networks to support significantly higher-speed services with minimal extra equipment, cost and complexity. While time-division multiplexing passive optical network (TDM PON) solutions can provide increased connection speeds, they lack the security, low-latency and scalability that 5G requires. All of this changes with G.metro. The use of small, pluggable devices means DWDM can be pushed further out into the access and backhaul network. The result: operators can easily and efficiently deliver higher-capacity services to a greater number of end-users. What’s more, G.metro architectures guarantee the enhanced levels of data protection that network operators and businesses urgently require.

A new approach

G.metro offers a way to expand fiber networks without the cost of an infrastructure overhaul.
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Our self-tuning G.metro technology integrates seamlessly with existing ADVA or third-party hardware, making it simple and cost-efficient to scale mobile, fixed broadband access and enterprise networks.

Eliminating cost and complexity

5G is putting huge demands on access and backhaul networks so future infrastructure needs to be cost-effective and easy to deploy.
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Speed and security in the last mile

G.metro uses tunable, optical network units (ONUs) to increase capacity in access and backhaul networks. A typical communication across this infrastructure begins at the central office. An optical line terminal sends multi-wavelength traffic downstream through a length of fiber. The optical wavelengths are demultiplexed at a passive filter device and then separated into individual streams. Those streams then get forwarded onward to edge-based transceiver devices, ONUs, which automatically tune their transmitters to the appropriate upstream wavelength. From this point, data packets can be efficiently and securely exchanged between central office and the remote sites at speeds of 10Gbit/s and beyond.

Safeguarding mission-critical data

Because G.metro architecture assigns end-users with different wavelengths by default, it provides enhanced data security.
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Simple and secure turnkey technology

Our plug-and-play G.metro solution offers the ideal response to soaring bandwidth demand. It features our enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) transceivers, a family of compact single-fiber working filters, and wavelengths and fiber monitoring. Delivering up to 10Gbit/s per channel through passive DWDM, our self-tuning SFP+ also provides a direct route to speeds of 25Gbit/s and beyond. What’s more, it integrates seamlessly with existing ADVA or third-party hardware, making it simple and highly cost-efficient to scale mobile, fixed broadband access and enterprise networks. Ideal for operation indoor or outdoor, our G.metro solution also minimizes setup time and eliminates human errors through true zero-touch provisioning.
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