Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper have successfully conducted 100 Gbps interoperability testing between Optical Transport Network (OTN) equipment and the routers. The trial was conducted at Nokia Siemens Networks’ ResIP Center in Munich, Germany. Nokia Siemens Networks will demonstrate the tested 100G line cards at the OFC/NFOEC conference in Los Angeles, California during March 8-10, 2011.
The trial was conducted to test seamless interworking on Nokia Siemens Networks’ hiT 7300 DWDM platform and Juniper’s T1600 core router, using the native 100 Gbps Ethernet interface. Commercial roll-out for 100G on Nokia Siemens Networks’ hiT 7300 is scheduled for mid 2011.
“Nokia Siemens Networks is a leader in IP integration with extensive capabilities in optical transport and this achievement is a testimony of our successful partnership with it,” said Daniel Hua, senior vice president of the Core Business Unit at Juniper Networks. “We have many 100G customers, who are looking for expanded service and proven long haul capabilities that are critical to the further adoption of 100G in networks.”
“Interoperability of router and DWDM network elements is a prerequisite for carriers to build and upgrade their networks in a cost efficient manner,” added Marc Rouanne, head of Network Systems (NWS) and member of Executive Board of Nokia Siemens Networks. “The demonstration confirms that worldwide carriers and operators can transport high volumes of data over long distances along with ensuring excellent network performance.”