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PMC's OTN Processors Enable Packet-Optimized Metro Optical Networks

May 31, 2012

PMC's OTN Processors Enable Packet-Optimized Metro Optical Networks

By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor

The increasing demand of transport capacity, multiple services and end to end management to the network edge generates the need of Optical Networks product that could offer cost- effective, flexible, converged solutions.

To address transport network requirement, PMC, a semiconductor innovator transforming storage, optical and mobile networks, has extended its leadership in optical transport with a second-generation HyPHY OTN processor family that enables Metro OTN.

 With PMC’s HyPHY 20Gflex and HyPHY 10Gflex, Metro OTN doubles packet efficiency and delivers the multiservice capabilities and scalability required for metro transport networks worldwide to cope with explosive growth in packet traffic.

 According to a press release, the HyPHY Flex devices offer OEMs with the lowest cost of development by enabling them to leverage a single device for both OTN-switched and DWDM lambda-switched optical transport equipment. Additionlly, the HyPHY Flex devices are ODU0-channelized Metro OTN processors that support the newly approved OIF (News - Alert)-compliant OTN-over-Packet Fabric system interface, which is critical for enabling platforms to implement scalable OTN switching architectures.

“Metro transport networks are quickly evolving towards scalable OTN architectures in order to handle the growth in packet services,” said Mr. Zhang Chengliang, deputy chief engineer, Beijing Research Institute, China Telecom (News - Alert). “Network operators need multiservice Metro OTN equipment that can address the wide range of OTN-switched and Lambda-switched network deployments that are ongoing globally.”

As Ethernet is becoming the access currency of choice, Video and SAN client services are in growing demand, while TDM still represents an important revenue-generating service. Metro OTN now offers the fine-grain, variable-size, switchable containers required to achieve optimal network infrastructure efficiency for transporting GE, sub-rate 10GE, SAN and Video services.

The HyPHY Flex solutions are OTN processors that offer true Any-Port, Any-Rate, and Any-Service flexibility and to fully integrate both the packet mapping and packet timing functions necessary for Carrier Ethernet transport.

 In other company news, TMCnet reported that PMC will present "The Recipe for Successful 10G PON Networks" at OptiNet China on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 2:30 p.m., in Beijing, China.

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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