Optical Transport

The Optical Networks product family provides cost-effective, scalable and flexible solutions to meet operator needs today and in the future.

Product Description

Simple, scalable, superior performance

A high-quality consumer experience is a prime objective for service providers. Fundamental to this is the network’s data-transmission speed, which continually increases to meet demand. The optical network provides the highest scalability for speed, and network operators incessantly mine more capacity from their greatest asset – their network infrastructure. Also, network operators must cost-effectively and efficiently support every service type over their optical network. Ericsson’s optical transport portfolio helps operators address all these issues.


SPO 1400 Family

At some point, every telecom service transits the metro network. Operators are continuously upgrading their metro capacity to meet the unyielding demand for video, mobile broadband and cloud-based services. For low total cost of ownership (TCO), operators require metro convergence, ensuring that all services flow over one network and one platform with one management system. For IP services, the converged network must be simple and scalable, with superior performance. At the same time, operators need to modernize existing multi-technology networks effectively to a single optical packet network for all services. The Ericsson SPO 1400 product family helps you tackle all these challenges.

The Ericsson SPO 1400 is a family of multi-service and optical packet transport solutions for Metro networks comprising

  • SPO 1410 POTP – Metro Access/Aggregation
  • SPO 1460 POTP – Metro Access/Aggregation and Core
  • Hybrid Packet-TDM/OTN-WDM architecture
  • Lowest TCO for metro modernization and convergence
  • Connection-oriented Ethernet with MPLS
  • MEF 9- and 14-compliant
  • MEF CE 2.0 certified for E-Line and E-Access
  • Legacy TDM-based service support
  • Simple and easy WDM scalability
  • Highest capacity density and lowest power profile
  • Service rates from E1 to 100GE
  • Support LTE MBH and data center connectivity

Marconi MHL 3000

Multi Service WDM Platform

The Marconi MHL 3000 product family is a single DWDM platform offering network simplicity and efficiency, best-in-class performance and operational synergies from edge, to metro and core applications.

Product Description

A single, highly optimized and flexible realization enables MHL 3000 product family to easily scale from cost-efficient edge configurations to high-performing core solutions, delivering any service over any network at any rate.

The MHL 3000 product family can be configured in any number of physical and logical network configurations – linear, ring and mesh – whilst its associated in-service scaling capability allows phased network builds and/or other changes in configuration to be made, in line with evolving business demands. The MHL 3000 offers the following networks solutions:

  • The MHL 3000 C/DWDM passive solution

    Delivers cost-efficient services at metro edge, business park and access networks with a CWDM configuration scalable to DWDM @ 2.5G/10G.

    The higher capacity of 1.6Tb over distances and metro regional distances (500km) is featured by theMHL 3000 Metro DWDM OADMsolution in linear, ring and meshed topology. This solution offers the minimum cost per service where low network re-configurability is needed.

  • The MHL 3000 Metro DWDM ROADM solution

    Enhances network flexibility over regional, metro-core applications. Two ways or scalable multiways 40 channels ROADM (WSS) functionalities enable remote service provisioning and rerouting. Complete and full “plug and play” operation is further extended by GMPLS/ASON Control plane, which complements 1+1 OSNCP protection for traffic restoration.

  • The MHL 3000 Multi-Reach Core DWDM solution

    Further increases the capacity to 3.2Tb/s capacity over a 4000km reach. Scalable multiways 80 channels ROADM (WSS) @2.5G/10G/40G rate enables agile meshed networking. The modular directionless and colorless functionalities further reduces the total cost of ownership, while as in Metro ROADM solution, the GMPLS/ASON Control plane enhances network resiliency with maximum resource optimization.

  • The MHL 3000 Extended Single span solution

    Features submarine and terrestrial single span, repeater-free application, over more than 380km.

    The MHL 3000 provides protocol independent transport of SDH/SONET, Ethernet and SAN services, and Video ranging from 155Mbit/s to 40Gbit/s. A comprehensive portfolio of transponder and muxponder at 2.5/10/40Gbit/s, supporting a wide choice of transmission formats, as well as alien wavelength support, allow the MHL 3000 family to satisfy any service requirement with the best bandwidth efficiency.

    Operational complexity is kept to a minimum by the “plug and play” architecture. This simplifies network planning, commissioning, maintenance and control, resulting in reduced network complexity and lowering the cost of ownership.

  • MHL 3000 provides a single and flexible WDM solution for any network applications with opex and capex savings
  • Offers a unique modularity, high density and flexibility – for any business need
  • Provide synergy among all applications with opex savings
  • Provides fully transparent optical switching – dynamic and flexible networking, reducing regeneration costs and simplifying service provisioning
  • Benefits customers with full Optical Transport Networking (OTN-G.709) –Carrier-class networking including end-to-end performance monitoring
  • Provides “plug and play” (optional) functionality, complemented by the Control Plane – designed for easy network maintenance
  • Multiservice delivery, with unique bandwidth optimization for any type of service: SONET/SDH and Data – and offer a unique integrated solution for 2.5G, 10G up to 40Gbit/s with high performing modulation format (ODB, DPSK, RZ DQPSK, Inverse Multiplexing)
  • Product and management integration with Marconi OMS family
  • Provides a wide range of protection options with 1+1 OSNCP and restoration configuration for delivering reliable services