Having installed routers from Compass EOS (News - Alert) in its U.S. network, NTT Communications is testing Compass EOS’ r10004 core-grade modular routers in Japan. The Compass-EOS routers are the world’s first direct silicon-to-photonics-based routers.
Working with system integrator Net One Systems, Compass-EOS says it has delivered its r10004 platform to NTT (News - Alert) Communications for the trial deployment.
Compass-EOS has leveraged its optical -to-chip interconnection expertise to build routers significantly smaller and less power hungry than conventional systems.
Taku Morinobu, director, technology network service at NTT Communications (News - Alert) via a press release, “NTT Communications recognizes that high router power consumption and the resulting cooling requirements, along with the large physical equipment footprint, are turning into serious problems as data requirements grow due to the popularity of smart devices and the use of video applications. The innovation brought by Compass-EOS’s icPhotonics disrupts the routing industry and frees it from the power-hungry and large footprint routers that have dominated it. NTT Communications will start a practical test of the innovative technology with the help of Net One Systems and tackle the increase of network capacity while reducing power consumption and equipment footprint.”
Compass EOS, a next-generation networking company offers photonic backplane technology, icPhotonics, powers ultra-bandwidth dense routers that bring networking into the age of modularity and virtualization.
Matt Bross (News - Alert), who joined Compass-EOS as Chairman and CEO this past February noted that, “NTT Communications understands the value of next-generation routing architectures and the technologies that drive them. We look forward to proving that the benefits our next-generation routers provide are tangible and meaningful as measured by real operational performance indicators. Our icPhotonics innovation is set to transform routing.”
Net One Systems is one of the most experienced internetworking system integration companies in Japan.
The NTT Group is interested in the photonics-interconnect powered routers since they result in a radically smaller router footprint, a result of the innovation inherent in photonics interconnects and the resulting radical change of router architecture.
Edited by Peter Bernstein