Verizon selects Fujitsu’s packet optical networking platform

Verizon has selected the Fujitsu Flashwave 7120 Micro Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) as the foundation of a communications infrastructure that provides low latency performance and expansion capacity. While performing benchmarking tests, Verizon used the Fujitsu Netsmart 1500 carrier-class management system to provision and monitor the Fujitsu Flashwave equipment dedicated to the customer. The software enables to check optimum performance and availability while delivering alarm reports, performance data tracking and graphing, and bandwidth capacity reports. In addition to low-latency capacities, Fujitsu platforms are upgradable, providing Verizon with a migration path from its current gigabit speed to its planned 10 gigabit implementation. The Fujitsu Flashwave 7120 Micro Packet ONP is a combination access WDM and intelligent edge service delivery platform. The system’s high density and low power consumption make it suitable for simultaneously solving bandwidth and fibre constraints in addition to delivering managed services and wavelengths at the network edge. Working in conjunction with other Fujitsu platforms, such as the Fujitsu Flashwave 9500 Packet ONP, the Flashwave 7120 platform makes core-to-edge deployments possible without the need for back-to-back transponders and separate management systems.

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