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New optical network platform reduces real estate and energy costs while coping with traffic growth


Significant operational savings promised by new compact, scalable, optical network communications platform from Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks has launched the hiT 7080’s version 4.2 to help operators realize significant savings in their space and energy costs. At the same time, the new platform expands and optimizes network capacity to help operators cope with the 100-fold growth in global data traffic expected by 2015. The new hiT 7080 is a high capacity and multi-service optical network platform which is compact yet scalable, supports any network topology and can be deployed anywhere in the network.

“As they gear-up to cope with the 100-fold growth in global data traffic we expect to see between now and 2015, our customers are demanding a platform which provides the opportunity to evolve towards more efficient, packet networking of converging fixed and mobile networks”, said Mikko Lavanti, head of Nokia Siemens Networks’ business line Next Generation Metro. “The hiT 7080 is an excellent foundation because it supports any kind of service, from TDM to Ethernet functionality, metro to core.”

With a higher port density than previous versions – 16 versus eight – the new hiT 7080 reduces the number of extra cards and platforms required, resulting in considerable operational savings in terms of space and power consumption. It is a Multiservice provisioning platform offering direct interworking with DWDM via colored interfaces and OTU2 interfaces (ODU1 multiplexing into ODU2 is supported), providing operators with more choice in networking design and enhanced application possibilities.

As a metro/core platform, the hiT 7080 is capable of supporting switching capacities of 40G low order and 340G high order as well as multiple interfaces including: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10G Ethernet connections. In addition, its high degree of automation and remote management features simplify operation and maintenance while a multi-failure protection functionality increases service availability and reduces overall downtime.

The hiT 7080 is available now and complements the Nokia Siemens Networks’ Next Generation Metro portfolio, which has a strong installed base with more than 150 customer networks in exceeding 100 countries.


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