Do you have decommissioned NT5E15CA and NT5E20CG available for sale?  TruePulse is looking to purchase some.  They are Nortel optical networking modules.  But these modules may also possibly be known as Ciena NT5E15CA and Ciena NT5E20CG.

The NT5E15CA, HECI code F5RGB17, is a -48vDC Power Supply for the Nortel FD-565.

The NT5E20CG, HECI code F5MPB14, is a Maintenance Control Unit (MCU) for the Nortel FD-565.

The FD-565, or FD565, is a 1987-vintage 565 Mb/s point-to-point Nortel optical transport system.  Optical transport systems were originally designed to last 20 years.  But as our interest illustrates, it is tough to remove a workhorse portion of your core network from service.

In addition to the NT5E15CA and NT5E20CG, we are very interested in other FD565 modules as well.  We are also searching for modules for other Nortel optical systems, including OM 6500, OM 3500 and the S/DMS TransportNode OC-48 NE.  We would be happy to make an offer any list of equipment that you email to us.

Check out the old Nortel logo below, or actually Northern Telecom as it was known back then.  It is of the same vintage as the FD-565.


Updated November 10, 2020

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