When making the decision regarding investment in OC-192
technology, several of the GROWS behaviors emphasized at the formation of Lucent came into conflict.
The scalable Traverse platform provides up to four times the OC-192
density and STS-1 switching/grooming capacity of competitive "Next-Generation SONET" systems, along with an unequaled ability to natively switch and transport Ethernet services as well as traditional voice and private lines.
With the explosive growth in the Internet, carriers have been upgrading long-haul networks with Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology to support 10Gbps (OC-192
Unlike the OC-3 Express, the OC-192
emerged before competitors' versions and still captures a large share of market.
CIR's data suggests that while OC-192
SONET/SDH transport will remain the largest spending category over the forecast period starting in 2004, technologies such as Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM), 10 Gbps Ethernet and 10 Gbps ATM will achieve more significant growth rates.
SaRonix, Vectron and other suppliers offer synchronous frequency translators and synchronous timing modules (Figure 2) with intelligent reference signal switching that accept input frequencies as low as the sub-MHz range and translate to outputs as high as 700 MHz for T1/E1 through OC-192
Communications boards can implement larger DSP farms or network processor configurations for packet processing at OC-192
and 10 Gigabit Ethernet wire speeds.
FiberNet sets a new standard for the fastest local loop delivery and connectivity in carrier hubs and Class A commercial buildings, at speeds up to OC-192
SONET and Gigabit Ethernet.
With an integrated LCD TFT touch-screen display, keyboard and mouse, the self-contained unit can run every Ixia application and load module, from 10/100 through 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and OC-3 through OC-192
packet over SONET.
Inspection of data reveals that the new active multipliers are suitable for the OC-192
fiber optic market, military radar and the microwave radio markets.
Sorrento Networks Corp., San Diego, recently demonstrated a system in Atlanta using their GigaMux DWDM system in an OC-192
(10 Gb/sec) traffic system traversing a three-node ring with 225 km of MetriCor fiber without the use of dispersion compensation equipment.
"With the development of new OC-192
and OC-768 components based on our high-speed GaAs HBT and PHEMT processes, Alpha is poised to support next-generation fiber-optic systems, high-speed enterprise networks and last-mile access technologies."