World News: 11:00 GMT Monday 20th March 2017. [Coriant via Businesswire via SPi World News]
Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical and DCI solutions, today announced the introduction of Coriant Aware™ Technology, an innovative software-enabled toolkit for maximizing the value of dynamic optical networks with sophisticated real-time performance awareness and control. In a live demonstration at OFC 2017, Coriant will showcase how Coriant Aware™ Technology can enable faster and simpler new wavelength planning and provisioning, increase reach and capacity, and improve service availability.
Today’s networks have limitations that increase operational cost, slow new wavelength activation times, limit reach, and prevent the network from operating at its highest possible capacity. These limitations include planning tools that lack real-time data from the optical network and therefore must “stack margin” to accommodate worst case scenarios, coherent receivers that are not able to measure OSNR or residual margin, and NMS, SDN, and ASON/ GMPLS implementations that lack the sophisticated optical performance models of offline planning tools. As the optical network becomes more dynamic with the adoption of SDN and the evolution of flexi-rate interfaces with a wider range of modulation schemes and baud rates, these limitations will result in increased costs. With the ability to correlate, analyze, and act upon real-time data, Coriant Aware™ Technology applies concepts familiar to the Internet of Things (IoT) to address these limitations, while helping operators reduce CapEx/OpEx and increase revenue opportunities.
“With Coriant Aware™ Technology we are showcasing the critical role of residual margin in optical network performance optimization,” said Stefan Voll, Vice President of Product Management, Coriant. “Residual margin is the most useful measure of received signal quality to date, allowing determination of how much room there is for the signal to degrade without impacting error free operation.”
Residual margin is impacted not only by OSNR, but also linear and non-linear impairments. Accurately assessing a network’s residual margin therefore requires determining the impact of all three. For example, while current coherent receivers are typically able to measure linear effects such as CD, PMD, and PDL, they are not able to measure their impact on signal quality, nor are they able to accurately measure OSNR or the influence of nonlinear penalties.
Key benefits of Coriant Aware™ Technology include:
Coriant Aware™ Technology is comprised of two key components, the Optical Performance Engine (OPE) and the Margin Processing Engine (MPE).
Coriant Aware™ Technology will be introduced in phases, with initial OPE functionality available for trials beginning in Q2 2017.
Coriant at OFC 2017
In addition to a live demonstration of Coriant Aware™ Technology, we will showcase our comprehensive portfolio of SDN-enabled Packet Optical Transport and DCI solutions at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles from March 21 - 23 (Booth #1715). From Open Line Systems and purpose-built DCI to universal transport and innovations in silicon photonics, Coriant solutions enable network operators to realize the business value of scalable, intelligent, and highly-programmable transport networks optimized for the hyperscale generation.
Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.
Business Wire: 11:00 GMT Monday 20th March 2017
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