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Packet Optical Networking

Packet Optical Networking

As the transport market moves towards packet-based services such as Ethernet and IP, Packet Optical Networking enables multilayer network convergence, eliminating the cost and complexity of multiple legacy elements, and allowing service providers to leverage their existing network infrastructure.

Leading OEM vendors integrate comprehensive networking layers into a single platform to provide customizable service delivery from the metro edge, between data centers, along the backbone core, and across ocean floors.

A handful of interfaces support the full mix of Ethernet, OTN, SDH/SONET, Fibre Channel, video, and transparent DWDM services—from DS1/E1 to 100 GbE/OTU4— from metro to submarine applications. Standards-based service interfaces ensure seamless multi-vendor interoperability.