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PMC-Sierra HyPHY OTN Processors Comply with New Optical Internetworking Forum Protocol

January 20, 2012

PMC-Sierra HyPHY OTN Processors Comply with New Optical Internetworking Forum Protocol

By Rajani Baburajan
TMCnet Contributor

PMC-Sierra (News - Alert), a provider of Internet infrastructure semiconductor solutions, announced its HyPHY OTN processors comply with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF (News - Alert))'s new OTN-over-Packet-Fabric Protocol Implementation Agreement (IA).

A press release from PMC-Sierra said the OIF program is expected to assist the telecommunications industry to develop an ecosystem for interoperable OTN switching at the silicon and optical equipment levels.  

Compliance with the New Optical Internetworking Forum Protocol is a significant development for PMC-Sierra whose HyPHY 20G and HyPHY 10G OTN processors provide a fully compliant implementation of the OIF IA via the Constant Bit Rate Interface (CBRI) and OTN Phase Signaling Algorithm (OPSA).

“Carriers worldwide are adopting OTN switching as a method to provide sub-wavelength switching to their converged optical transport infrastructure,” said Mark Pashan, general manager, optical transport products, Tellabs (News - Alert), in a statement. “The ability to combine OTN with packet switching on the same platform provides them maximum flexibility in network designs to optimize costs.”

PMC-Sierra officials claim the compliance meets carriers' needs to drive mass deployment of OTN switching in their networks. PMC-Sierra will benefit as the P-OTP equipment market is likely to grow more than 20 percent per year through 2015.

“PMC has significant experience in delivering architecture-level solutions for metro transport optical networking equipment, and we are pleased to be a contributing partner to this important OIF initiative along with our customers and other companies,” said Babak Samimi, vice president of marketing and applications for PMC's Communication Products Division.

“With industry alignment and our HyPHY multi-service OTN processing solutions in volume production, carriers can now deploy OTN switching in their metro networks,” Samimi added.

Recently, PMC-Sierra announced new silicon products that enable OEMs to develop a range of high performance, highly integrated solutions for the growing mobile backhaul market segment.

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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