Futjitsu, a company that specializes in connection-oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies, has debuted the new FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform software. This software supports the Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) CE 2.0 compliant E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access services.
The solution integrated connectionless Ethernet capabilities with connection-oriented Ethernet technologies, as well as ROADM (News - Alert), DWDM and SONET/SDH technology. It forms a unified CE 2.0 Ethernet service delivery platform capable of delivering any Metro Ethernet Forum services over any type of access network.
"Major North American carriers have made the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP part of their networks and I'm certain they'll find these new capabilities compelling," said Eve Griliches (News - Alert), VP Optical Research, ACG Research, in a release. "As the industry continues moving from TDM transport to a next-generation packet-centric infrastructure, investments in existing resources must be leveraged while support for newer, revenue generating packet-based services is added. With the introduction of the latest FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP software enhancements, I believe Fujitsu (News - Alert) is checking all the right boxes."
The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet OMP is designed to blend legacy traffic with newer, packet-centric communications. It integrates a host of technologies, thereby accelerating deployment. With it, service providers can deliver wholesale Metro Ethernet Forum E-Access services on the same infrastructure as their retail Metro Ethernet Forum services.
"The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP has integrated the many transport technologies deployed in our customers' networks into one software re-configurable MEF (News - Alert)-centric services delivery platform," said James Anthony, principal solutions architect, Packet Optical Networking, Fujitsu Network Communications. "This unified networking solution is packaged in a single system with a single Element Management System that can provision new Ethernet services in as little as a minute. With the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP customers can count on flexibility, reliability and scalability that keep the platform's total cost of ownership well below the revenue curve."
Edited by Brooke Neuman