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ALIEN WAVELENGTH

The EKINOPS 360 optical transport system provides the most operationally efficient and cost effective method for deploying alien wavelengths.

The increase in data, video and mobile usage on many networks is leading to an unprecedented capacity crunch and forcing carriers to find ways to deploy more bandwidth. The problem is most operators don’t have the budget to add new rings or spans. Rather than overbuild an entirely new network, more and more operators are deploying alien 100G wavelengths over their existing 10G infrastructure.

Overview

Historically, network operators have been unwilling to implement alien wavelengths because of potential interoperability concerns or what they saw as the inability to support and manage the alien wavelength as part of the existing vendor’s transport platform. Now, with more and more vendors moving to common components (i.e. line side MSAs and tunable XFPs) that comply with the standard ITU-T 100GHz and 50 GHz grids, it is becoming easier for different systems to interoperate.

The result — today alien wavelengths are proving to be a cost-effective and viable means to add capacity to existing transport networks.

The EKINOPS 360 optical transport system provides the most operationally efficient and cost effective method for deploying alien wavelengths. If you only need a single wavelength, you can add 100G to your existing network in as little as 1RU and we can also deliver up to 1.2T from a single 7RU chassis. You don’t need to be worried about interoperability either. The EKINOPS 360 system has been successfully deployed over most third-party line systems from the major vendors.

The 360 system supports up to 48 tunable channels on 100GHz spaced networks and up to 96 tunable channels on 50GHz spaced networks. Typically, no guard band is required as EKINOPS coherent technology is compatible with existing modulation schemes.

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