Ericsson Launches SPT 2700

Ericsson is launching SPT 2700, an energy-lean, cost-efficient new optical packet transport product that will enable operators to more effectively address the growing demand for consumer and business broadband services. SPT 2700 will support operators as they transform their transport networks for new bandwidth-hungry services like high-definition IPTV and fixed-mobile network convergence.

To be able to meet new broadband market demands, operators must be able to smoothly migrate their networks from the current voice-centric multiplexing to efficient packet transport. Because of this, there is a need for a new product platform that handles traditional services while also being optimized for future services.

Ericsson’s highly flexible, carrier-class product, SPT 2700 provides the foundation for ultra-high capacity and maximizes the return of investment in current networks. SPT 2700 extends network scalability and, in a single unit, handles several technologies, including WDM, TDM, and packet switching including the new MPLS-TP standard.

Andrea Spaccapietra, Head of Broadband Networks at Ericsson, says: “SPT 2700 is a perfect complement to our existing optical transport and Redback portfolio. This launch, following our demonstration of 100GbE transport technology in October, also highlights Ericsson’s technology leadership in the new optical arena.”

Ericsson successfully demonstrated 100GbE transport technology on its existing WDM solution, Marconi MHL 3000, to several customers in Italy in October. Ericsson will now begin field-based customer trials and work closely with its customers and industry institutes to continue to drive high-speed optics to the market.

SPT 2700 will be commercially available from Q1 2009.

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