Built for Multiprotocol Networks
The FLASHWAVE® 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) is a single, modular system that supports integrated ROADM, MEF 2.0 certified Carrier Ethernet, OTN, and SONET/SDH technologies. This platform enables service providers to reduce network expenses, improve operations, and increase service velocity. Instead of deploying and operating multiple networks for each technology, carriers can consolidate onto a single, converged optical transport network with greater agility in meeting evolving needs.
Innovative Features of the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP
- Modular architecture designed for 99.999% availability and dense, cost-effective scaling
- Industry-leading 100G coherent optics transport technology
- Integrated ROADM with 88 wavelengths of 10G, 40G and 100G transport
- 12-degree ROADM hub enables flexible, mesh optical networks
- Multishelf distributed ROADM degrees for increased reliability and flexible growth
- Centralized Ethernet and SONET switch fabric offers any-to-any connectivity and efficient aggregation
- MEF 2.0-certified platform offering deterministic high-performance service delivery
- EoX Gateway delivers Ethernet service over diverse access technologies
- NETSMART® point-and-click GUI simplifies end-to-end network management
The FLASHWAVE 9500 platform incorporates 100G coherent optics technology to support 100G core network element interconnection and fiber plant conservation. This affords a tenfold improvement in overall network capacity, and eliminates the need for costly and disruptive overlay networks. The units are available as both 100G transponders and 100G muxponders, which can be used to transport and aggregate 10 GbE, OC-192, STM-64, and OTU-2 client services, maintaining a flexible OTN DWDM-based core growth strategy. Fujitsu is an industry leader in the development of 100G technologies, optical components, and modules that are widely used throughout the industry.
The integrated, pluggable ROADM modules provide capacity scaling and enable future network growth and flexibility. By simply installing additional ROADM modules, a hub site can support from 2D to 12D configurations for mesh network wavelength mapping. The central switch fabric optimizes the ROADM technology through sub-wavelength grooming and aggregation. Carriers have the flexibility to mix and match wavelength services as needed, supporting up to 88 channels of 10G, 40G, 100G wavelengths, along with the capacity to support their future network requirements.
Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) Applications
Many applications require service aggregation and switching for SONET, Ethernet, and OTN services. Traditionally, these services were supported by separate platforms, one for each technology. The FLASHWAVE 9500 platform supports a centralized switch fabric that is capable of switching and grooming all of the technologies within a single, common system. In addition, multiservice, multirate modules are available where each port can be provisioned independently to support OC-3/12/48 or GbE services. The ability to offer multiple service types on one card minimizes spares inventory and operational training.
Updating Legacy DCS Network Elements
With its centralized switch fabric, the FLASHWAVE 9500 system offers a solution to updating legacy DCS network elements. The platform can be used in combination with the FLASHWAVE 4100 ES Micro Packet ONP to provide high-density DS1 and DS3 interfacing. The result is modernization of the 3/3 and 3/1 DCS environment using next-generation NEs and centralized Test Access Point (TAP) monitoring and split testing.