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Telefonica and Cisco Complete 4,000 kilometer 100Gbps IPoDWDM Trial

May 17
12:18 2013

Web Hosting NewsSAN JOSE, Calif., – Cisco and Telefonica Global Solutions have successfully completed a long-distance 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) technology trial intended to increase available bandwidth, simplify network operations, reduce capital expenses, and help user in a new generation of consumer and business services.

Telefonica and Cisco completed the Internet protocol over wavelength-division multiplexing (IPoDWDM) trial using integrated coherent 100 Gbps optical interfaces in the Cisco® CRS Carrier Routing System (CRS), to prepare Telefonica’s network for growth and services. IPoDWDM is an advanced technology that enables high-speed Internet services over existing DWDM networks, thereby eliminating the need for network upgrades and accelerating the introduction of new higher-speed, Internet services.

With the explosive growth of IP traffic driven by video, mobile and cloud services and business applications, service providers are looking for ways to increase network capacity while also increasing network availability and reliability to deliver Next Generation Internet experiences. The recently completed trial used Cisco’s CRS core router generating a standards-compliant 100 Gbps “alien wavelength” directly into Telefonica’s existing submarine network between Boca Raton, FL., in the USA and Puerto Rico. The total distance was a record-setting 4,000 kilometers (nearly 2,500 miles). The underwater round trip span consisted of DWDM transport systems from multiple vendors – the longest such IPoDWDM test ever completed. Additional shorter tests using only terrestrial fibers were also successful.

Integrating the DWDM components into the router eliminates the need for a costly external transponder. Furthermore, Cisco’s nLight™ coherent technology eliminates the need for additional dispersion compensation units and electrical and optical regeneration equipment that cannot be added to an existing submarine cable links. This helps further reduce capital and operational expenses.

IPoDWDM helps service providers to increase operational efficiencies and realize significant cost savings in power and real estate through equipment reduction while deploying an eco-friendly solution that helps reduce the network carbon footprint.

About Telefonica Global Solutions
Telefonica Global Solutions manages globally the multinational, wholesale and roaming business within the Telefonica Group. Global Solutions delivers integrated fixed, mobile and IT services to some of the world’s top multinationals and corporations. It also provides global telecommunication services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers. Telefonica Global Solutions develops an integrated and competitive portfolio for carriers and corporations that include international voice, IP, bandwidth capacity, satellite services, mobility and global solutions, with service reach in more than 170 countries. Global Solutions is a multicultural organisation, with more than 1400 employees, working in over 40 countries and speaking more than 15 languages.
www.telefonica.com
www.globalsolutions.telefonica.com

About Cisco
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com.

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