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Fujitsu Introduces New Bandwidth-Variable Transport Blades

March 14, 2018

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. has come out with new 1FINITY T500 and T600 series bandwidth-variable transport blades. They work with the Fujitsu Virtuora Network Controller to deliver software-defined networking for reduced operational complexity.

These optical transponders were designed for use by global network service providers and data center operators. They enable high-level performance for such applications as data center interconnect, metro, long-haul and subsea transport.

“1FINITY T500 and T600 blades are designed to deliver the bandwidth capacity, flexibility, programmability and power efficiency that network service providers and data center operators require as they build tomorrow’s self-aware networks, today,” said Christine Podraza, head of the optical business unit at Fujitsu. “This new family of 1FINITY transponders from Fujitsu ushers in next-generation variable optical transport that paves the way for 5G and conscious networking in a more agile, open and fully automated environment.”

These blades are based on the 16nm CMOS fin-FET digital signal processor technology developed by NTT Electronics along with Fujitsu. The blades enable up to 2.4 Tbps of service transport. They feature dozens of operation modes, including leading 64 GBaud, 64QAM transmission for 600Gbps wavelengths.

They are fully compliant; feature a pluggable 1RU design; and offer variability in service and network data rates, baud rates, modulation rates, channel width, and forward error correction. Transport rates on these blades go from 200G to 600G and support both C-band and L-band transmission. They also enable full fiber capacity use up to 76.8 Tbps per fiber pair.

“As users continue to push more demanding application traffic over the network, service providers require high-performance, high-speed transport to enable greater bandwidth capacity,” said Andrew Schmitt, lead analyst at Cignal AI. “The latest 1FINITY transport technology enables faster transport speeds, design flexibility and power efficiency to meet the needs of escalating mobile, broadband and cloud network traffic.”

Fujitsu will be showing the new solutions at OFC March 13-15 in San Diego.

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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