Fujitsu Limited, NEC Corporation, and Anritsu Corporation jointly announced that they successfully demonstrated field interoperability testing for optical network interface technology, allowing telecommunications carriers to connect to each other at 100 Gigabit-class speeds, some 2.5- to 10-times faster than current speeds. This was the first time in the world that the transmission of 100 Gbps Ethernet signals over multiple optical networks using equipment from multiple vendors was successfully demonstrated.
Details of the test were presented at the 25th Symposium on Optical Communication Systems (OCS Symposium) in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Demonstration Overview and Results
Fujitsu, NEC, and Anritsu participated in the effort to develop an interface that complied with Optical Transport Network (OTN) technology for transmitting 100-Gbps Ethernet signals over an optical network. Fujitsu and NEC performed an assessment of interoperability and a basic performance assessment of an OTN interface that accommodates 100-Gbps Ethernet on prototype equipment from multiple vendors, using instrumentation provided by Anritsu. These tests were the world’s first to successfully demonstrate the interoperability of equipment using this interface, and they confirmed that 100-Gbps Ethernet signals were transmitted with 100% transmission efficiency. This interface technology will enable optical networks of different telecommunications carriers to be interoperable at 100 Gigabit-class speeds.
These tests were carried out as part of the “Ethernet over OTN Technology R&D Project,” one of the joint research topics for collaboration among industry, academia, and government being pursued by the Interoperability Working Group. This was the first time that multiple vendors demonstrated such results using an open and neutral R&D environment as provided by the Open Laboratory.
The OCS Symposium is Japan’s biggest conference on optical communications. It is sponsored by the Optical Communication Systems technical committee of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communications Engineers (IEICE).
For more information visit www.ieice.org/cs/ocs/
Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.
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About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.
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Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operations. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.