Cisco Intros 2 New Modular Platforms with Automation Capabilities for ROADM Optical Transport

Cisco Intros 2 New Modular Platforms with Automation Capabilities for ROADM Optical Transport Image Credit: Cisco

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. 

Buddy Bayer, SVP, Transport Engineering, Windstream
This platform has features such as streaming telemetry in Cisco IOS XR, massive density, and a small footprint that delivers 600G support for metro, long haul, and submarine applications.

Bill Gartner, VP and GM, Optical Systems and Optics, Cisco Service Provider Business 
With the new NCS platform, we are uniquely positioned with leading performance, density, programmability and automation across our optical and routing platforms to help service providers optimize their networks on multiple layers.

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