The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) is a global conference established to advance optical communications by bringing industry players together so they can teach and learn from each other on the major trends and technological advances taking place in the segment. This year, close to 600 companies are represented at the OFC in Los Angeles, including Nokia (News - Alert). The Finnish company announced some new innovations to help operators build end-to-end cloud connectivity networks with the expansion of its flagship optical product family. According to the company, it will be exhibiting the new product as OFC continues from March 21-23.
From the end user's point of view, whether it is an enterprise or consumer, getting the massive amounts of data to them is proving to be more challenging as high bandwidth intensive content is being consumed by almost everyone across devices and platforms at all times of the day. For cloud and content providers, delivering a better user experience will require distributing content and online services from huge data centers to metro and regional edge data centers and co-location facilities. This will improve the user experience by lowering the latency and providing access to higher bandwidth.
Nokia is addressing this challenge by providing the technology network operators will need for end-to-end, high-capacity cloud connectivity networks. And it is doing so by expanding the 1830 family of products, which will include carrier Ethernet and wavelength services delivery with the 1830 Photonic Service Demarcation (PSD), as well as high performance DCI in the 1830 Photonic Service Interconnect (PSI).
The Nokia 1830 Photonic Service Interconnect product family is a scalable, secure, flexible data center interconnect (DCI) for today's cloud ecosystem. The 1830 line provides optimized optical network solutions as enterprises, Internet content providers (ICP) and service providers shift to cloud-based IT services.
The new innovations will allow the 1830 PSD to support Ethernet and wavelength services by providing end-to-end service assurance and extending metro optical networks to the customer premise for high-capacity access to cloud services. The 1830 PSI can maximize spectral efficiency and distance for metro, long haul, and subsea networks using its unique format to integrate the super coherent technology of the Photonic Service Engine 2 (PSE-2s) into a data center physical and operational form-factor.
The high capacity and low latency aggregation required to connect cloud service consumers to metro colors and edge data centers is going to be addressed with the new 100G line cards, for the 1830 Photonic Service Switch. It will be powered by the PSE-2 Compact (PSE-2c) metro-optimized 100G digital signal processor, and the new 100G OTN and packet cards will efficiently transport packet and OTN services in a compact, cost-effective form factor.
The new additions to the Nokia 1830 Photonic product family will be available in the first half of 2017.