Nokia introduced an expansion of its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) portfolio, quadrupling optical fiber capacity to more than 70 terabits per second to address surging network data traffic demand. Centered around the Photonic Service Engine version 2 (PSE-2) from Nokia Bell Labs, the enhanced 1830 PSS family doubles wavelength capacities and wavelengths per fiber, giving operators a platform to efficiently deliver the 100G transport services that customers are demanding.

Only 11 months ago, Nokia purchased Alcatel-Lucent. Few announcements have come from the optical division of Alcatel-Lucent in the interim. This announcement shows that the group has indeed been busy expanding on their key product line, the 1830 PSS. Among the enhancements announced:

Nokia has developed the Bell Labs-developed Photonic Service Engine version 2 (PSE-2) 500Gbit/s programmable chipset, what they claim is a truly programmable electro-optics engine. The digital signal processor (DSP) delivers single carrier 400 Gbit/s, long-haul 200 Gbit/s and ultra-long-haul 100 Gbit/s. The chipset comes in two different flavours: the PSE-2s “super coherent” for the high-capacity and long reach, and the PSE-2c “compact” for 100Gbit/s DWDM applications. These new chipsets claim to reduce power-consumption by half.

Nokia announced the 1830 PSS-24x packet/OTN switch, built using the PSE-2s and Nokia’s Transport Switching Engine silicon. Comparable in capacity to currently deployed PSS systems, the new version promised to reduce power-consumption and space by half compared to the existing 1830. The PSS-24x will be available in June or July.

Nokia revealed the 1830 PSS 500Gbit/s DWDM Muxponder, a line card housing the PSE-2s that slots into existing 1830 PSS systems. This card is already shipping to customers.

And finally, Nokia has announced the increase in capacity of the 1830 PSS to 192 DWDM channels.

For more details see the announcement.

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