Coriant extends service flexibility to the network edge with packet transport solution

Created May 16, 2016
Technologies and Products

Coriant, a developer of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking solutions, is expanding its portfolio of Packet Transport Network (PTN) solutions with the introduction of the Coriant 7090-2 CEM Packet Transport Platform. In a high-capacity and ultra-compact form factor, the 7090-2 CEM extends provisioning of diverse packet services, including Carrier Ethernet, closer to the customer premises.

The 7090-2 CEM is an MEF CE 2.0-certified MPLS-TP packet solution designed for cost-optimized deployment at the network edge. The solution is designed to helps network operators lower the cost of service delivery at the network edge while enhancing the end-to-end packet-based transport capabilities of the 7090 solutions portfolio.

The environmentally-hardened system enables service providers to meet a range of end-user network services and applications, including business Ethernet, private and hybrid cloud connectivity, mobile backhaul, and SDH/SONET migration.

The 7090-2 CEM system architecture supports 16 Gbps of switching capacity in a compact, power-efficient 1RU chassis, and can be easily tailored to meet unique customer requirements with a flexible mix of end-user connectivity options, including Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and circuit-emulated TDM services.

With the ability to support diverse traffic management, Quality of Service (QoS), OAM, and protection features for both MPLS-TP and Carrier Ethernet environments, the 7090-2 CEM can be easily integrated into virtually any packet network. In addition, support for legacy TDM technologies enables service providers to offer customers a smooth migration at the edge to more efficient and flexible packet-based transport.

“Next generation transport networks require an ever-increasing degree of packet-based flexibility at the edge of the network as the data connectivity needs of end-users continue to grow,” said Mikko Hannula, Director of Product Management, Coriant. “The 7090-2 CEM is ideal for easing customer migration from TDM to packet-based services while extending the reach and value of our end-to-end 7090 solutions portfolio.”

The 7090-2 CEM is an integral component of the Coriant product portfolio and works seamlessly with the Coriant 7100 Packet Optical Transport Solutions, mTera Universal Transport Platform, and hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform. With end-to-end management via the Transport Network Management System, the Coriant portfolio provides flexible and reliable transport solutions that meet a wide variety of service needs from access to metro/regional to the core.


By Matthew Peach


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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.