Cisco recently introduced two new modular platforms to its Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 1000 Series to help providers maximize their fiber investment.
The new platforms also add automation capabilities for the ROADM-based mesh topologies prevalent in metro and long-haul networks to support self-optimization, and ultimately self-healing capabilities.
Cisco NCS 1004 - A transponder platform that packs more than 100 Tbps of capacity into a single seven-foot rack. Can transmit 4.8 Tbps within a 2RU platform, with a total fiber capacity of 76.8 Tbps with support for 600G interfaces. It also delivers secure optical transport with line rate encryption. With flexible modulation, providers can now tune their capacity and distance requirements in 50G increments, enabling universal applications from metro to long-haul to subsea, said Cisco.
Cisco NCS 1010 - By exploiting the full spectrum with this open line system, Cisco has developed a method to ease the operational complexities associated with increasing capacity, while simultaneously enabling the velocity of feature deployments across the entire optical network. It features a full colorless, directionless and contentionless (CDC) ROADM with an enhanced modular operational model that can ease the complexities of deploying massive bandwidth.