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Infinera unveils its next-gen packet-optical platforms 

  • Infinera has announced its first major metro product upgrade since it acquired Transmode in 2015.
  • The XTM II platforms use CFP2-DCO pluggable modules for the line-side optics, not Infinera’s photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology.
  • Infinera’s XTM II achieves new levels of power efficiency by adopting CFP2-DCO pluggables and a distributed switch architecture.

    Source: Infinera

    Infinera has unveiled its latest metro products that support up to 200-gigabit wavelengths using CFP2-DCO pluggable modules.

    The XTM II platform family is designed to support growing metro traffic, low-latency services and the trend to move sophisticated equipment towards the network edge. Placing computing, storage and even switching near the network edge contrasts with the classical approach of backhauling traffic, sometimes deep within the network.

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    Ethernet access switch chip boosts service support

    The Serval-2 architecture. Source: Vitesse

    Vitesse Semiconductor has detailed its latest Carrier Ethernet access switch for mobile backhaul, cloud and enterprise services. 

    The Serval-2 chip broadens Vitesse's access switch offerings, adding 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports while near-tripling the switching capacity to 32 Gigabit;  the Serval-2 has 2x10 GbE and 12 1GbE ports.

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    P-OTS 2.0: 60s interview with Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin

    Heavy Reading has surveyed over 100 operators worldwide about their packet optical transport plans. Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, talks about the findings.

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    Transmode's evolving packet optical technology mix

    • Transmode adds MPLS-TP, Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and OTN 
    • The three protocols make packet transport more mesh-like and service-aware
    • The 'native' in Native Packet Optical 2.0 refers to native Ethernet  

    Transmode has enhanced its metro and regional network equipment to address the operators' need for more efficient and cost-effective packet transport.


    “Native Packet Optical 2.0 extends what the infrastructure can do, with operators having the option to use MPLS-TP, Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and OTN, making the network much more service-aware”

    Jon Baldry, Transmode

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