Nokia introduces optical innovations at OFC to help network operators build end-to-end, high capacity cloud connectivity networks17-03-2017

Source: Nokia Networks

New innovations to address access, metro aggregation, and long haul data center interconnect (DCI)

16 March 2017

Los Angeles, California, - Nokia today announced an expansion of its flagship optical product family to help operators build end-to-end cloud service delivery networks. The new solutions and capabilities allow operators to scale their networks across premises access, metro aggregation and long haul data center interconnect (DCI).  The new products will be highlighted at the OFC Conference, March 21-23 in Los Angeles, alongside the Nokia Bell Labs Shannon Theatre, a venue for customers, partners, and researchers to showcase innovations that move optical networking forward.

As enterprises adopt cloud IT services at a rapid pace and digital media continues to dominate consumer entertainment, cloud and content providers are evolving their networks to ensure a better user experience. Increasingly, this involves distributing content and online services from continental mega data centers to metro and regional edge data centers and co-location facilities where the user experience is improved via lower latency and higher access bandwidth.

Nokia is helping network operators build these end-to-end, high-capacity cloud connectivity networks with an expansion of the 1830 family of products to include carrier Ethernet and wavelength services delivery with the 1830 Photonic Service Demarcation (PSD), as well as high performance DCI in the 1830 Photonic Service Interconnect (PSI). All new capabilities will be available in the first half of 2017.

Nokia's new optical innovations include:

In addition to showcasing new solutions and innovations at OFC, Nokia will also feature luminaries from Nokia Bell Labs and the optical industry in an in-booth program running for the duration of the exhibition. The Nokia Bell Labs Shannon Theater will feature visionary topics along with case studies from customers and partners, all under the banner of "Moving Optical Networking Forward". Nokia and Bell Labs speakers will also be prominently featured in the OFC Expo and technical conference.