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Ericsson's Marconi MHL 3000 DWDM Bandwidth Platform Now Certified by U.S. Department of Defense

September 29, 2009

Ericsson's Marconi MHL 3000 DWDM Bandwidth Platform Now Certified by U.S. Department of Defense

By Jai C.S.
TMCnet Contributor

Ericsson Federal Inc., a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of LM Ericsson (News - Alert) AB, announced recently that its Marconi MHL 3000 Multi-Haul Optical Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) platform has been certified by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), and is reportedly now listed on the Unified Capabilities Approved Products List in the Transport Appliances category under the Network Infrastructure section.

JITC is DISA's primary agent for testing, evaluation and certifying information technology and national security systems used in joint and combined operations.

"As the demand for mission imperative broadband services increases in the federal government, it is important to ensure our products meet the most stringent testing standards to address the needs of the defense community," said Doug Smith, president and chief executive officer at Ericsson Federal, in a release.

Ericsson Federal is an U.S based company focused in delivering communications solutions to government agencies through wired and wireless broadband systems, video management, collaboration and situational awareness solutions. For more than 50 years, the company has been enabling government agencies, with the standards-based solutions covering security and reliability.

The MHL 3000 is a flexible and versatile platform designed to address the optical transport in metro and Core applications, reaching the 3.2Tb/s capacity over 4000km reach. The single platform is said to address a range of applications from CWDM to high DWDM channel counts and longer distances, at rates up to 100Gbit/s, to satisfy increased traffic demand and higher bit rate services.

Moreover, the MHL 3000 feature set includes full implementation of Optical Transport Networking (OTN-G.709) with end-to-end monitoring and a wide range of solutions for router-to-router applications, e.g. 40G/100G transmission based on DPSK, and RZ-DQPSK.

"With this certification, customers can be assured that our solutions are ready to be implemented into their sensitive environments immediately," added Smith.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard
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