Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch

Alcatel-Lucent 1830
Photonic Service Switch
Metro/regional/long-haul WDM platform
The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch
(PSS) is the industry’s first metro/regional/
long-haul wavelength division multiplexing
(WDM) platform purpose-built for flexible and
automated WDM networking. Building on the
unique Alcatel-Lucent Zero Touch Photonics
technology, which enables easier operations and
faster time to market for wavelength services,
the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS helps service providers
meet the new requirements for profitable
Internet growth while controlling costs.
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Zero Touch Photonics: Changing the WDM paradigm
Today’s WDM networking solutions, including those
based on reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexing
(ROADM) technology, offer high bandwidth capacity to
meet traffic growth. However, deploying and operating a
WDM network requires heavy manual involvement and
on-site interventions at each step of the network life
cycle, from planning to service provisioning. These
limitations translate into hidden costs that negatively
affect business cases, making it difficult for service
providers to price competitively and offer on-demand,
content-focused services in a timely fashion.
Maintaining a sustainable business requires supporting
bandwidth growth while optimizing total cost of ownership
(TCO) and expanding the revenue-generating potential
with more dynamic service options. These requirements
drive the new demands for the next-generation photonic
infrastructure. A WDM network must be:
•Flexible in plan, design and installation while being
ready for service
•Simple to operate, manage and monitor for an assured
quality of experience (QoE)
•Quick to change when meeting more dynamic
traffic demands
Alcatel-Lucent Zero Touch Photonics technology innovation
changes the WDM paradigm. The Alcatel-Lucent 1830
PSS product family clearly focuses on new revenue
generation and relieves cost concerns with increased
scalability capacity, networking flexibility and
operational automation by offering:
•Photonic switching: Multi-degree tunable and reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexing (T/ROADM)
design allows full networking flexibility, where any
client service can be transported over any wavelength
in any direction.
•Photonic operations, administration and maintenance
(OA&M): Wavelength Tracker technology enables
end-to-end power control, monitoring, tracing and
fault localization for each individual wavelength
channel, helping you monitor the health of the
network and proactively prevent service degradation.
•Scalable form factors with high-density support of
client service interfaces for coarse WDM (CWDM) and
dense WDM (DWDM) networking from the access to
the metro/regional/long-haul space.
•100G Polarization Division Multiplexed Quadrature
Phase-Shift Keying (PDM-QPSK) coherent technology,
which has the highest bandwidth utilization and allows
for coexistence of 100 Gb/s in existing systems that are
transmitting 10 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s
•Multi-reach platform covering metro, regional and
long-haul applications up to 2200 km
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Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS: Improving your bottom line
A network built with the new Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS can generate a more positive return than
one built with traditional WDM technology. A baseline case of very high traffic growth in a
metro/regional/long-haul environment yields a 94% improvement in net present value (NPV)
of investment over five years (see Figure 1) and it also:
•Provides payback in 12 months
•Reduces operational expenditures (OPEX) by 78% through simplified operations
•Reduces capital expenditures (CAPEX) by 17% through high-density technology
•Generates revenue from new on-demand services and more dynamic protections
Figure 1.Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS financial returns
Cumulative TCO and NPV
Traditional (TCO)
Traditional (NPV)
Monetary units
The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS provides a fully T/ROADM
WDM platform with complete optical layer visibility at the
individual wavelength level, simplifying service delivery
and speeding revenue generation. Using the innovative
Alcatel-Lucent Zero Touch Photonics technology, the
Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS delivers advanced CWDM and
DWDM transport capabilities in a highly scalable and
versatile package.
The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS supports interoffice core
transport and wavelength multiservice capabilities such
as SONET/SDH and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE)/10GigE.
This support allows operators to enhance their revenue
opportunities by offering an intelligent optical layer for
delivering voice, video and data services while minimizing
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The highly efficient Alcatel-Lucent Zero Touch Photonics
layer enables service providers to lower transport-network
costs by eliminating unnecessary optical-to-electricalto-optical (OEO) conversions. This also ensures the
network can support future traffic demands and scale to
multiple tens of channels at any rate — 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s,
100 Gb/s — by eliminating the technology constraints
that may be imposed by OEO network architectures when
applied to high scalable WDM networking (see Figure 2).
Control plane enhancements improve the operations
environment by providing automated support, including
autodiscovery of new circuit packs, turn-up and continuous
service level agreement (SLA) monitoring.
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Enabling the 100G era
Addressing the need for continuous scaling of bandwidth
across the network driven by bandwidth-intensive
Web 2.0 applications, video and supercomputing is a
must for the communication service providers.
Alcatel-Lucent next-generation coherent technology
enables operators to migrate their network infrastructure
to 100 Gb/s and beyond, in a cost-effective and automated
manner, without loss of performance.
The unique 100G PDM-QPSK with coherent
technology available in the 1830 PSS ensures compatibility
with massive existing 10 Gb/s and increasing 40 Gb/s lines
as well as that fiber impairments at higher speeds do not
impact 100 Gb/s performance.
Furthermore, this next-generation of coherent technology,
which is developed in-house by Bell Labs, allows for the
best-in-class density and energy consumption and migration
to speeds higher than 100 Gb/s in the future.
Figure 2. Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS system architecture
directionless, colorless
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• Extends the Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS family
to the edges of the network
• Supports a full range of network topologies,
including ring-mesh and point-to-point
• Offers a family of network interfaces and
functions, depending on the application:
¬ Supports stackable configurations through
a single networking address
Reliable, flexible, fully managed
bandwidth on demand
The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS lets you:
•Accelerate time to service: Integrated network and
photonic layer management allows you to turn up
services from the Network Operations Center (NOC)
and to deliver end-to-end services quickly.
•Simplify planning, commissioning and operations:
The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS gives you flexibility in
network design and planning, plug-and-play turn-up,
commissioning and SLA assurance.
•Optimize network resilience: The Alcatel-Lucent
1830 PSS provides colorless, directionless add/drop
capabilities that enable restoration at the photonic
layer. Zero Touch Photonics technology detects
degraded performance before an outage occurs.
•Improve network expenses: The colorless, directionless
optical add/drop capabilities provide better
resource utilization.
Tunable filters
Photonic service switching:
Client services access any wavelength
in any direction
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• Allows provisioning and reconfiguring of wavelengths remotely while adding
any-wavelength-to-anywhere flexibility to the network infrastructure with its
T/ROADM technology
• Provides optical path tracing and power monitoring using Alcatel-Lucent Zero Touch
Photonics technology, reducing the overall complexity and cost of network wavelength
management similar to managing SONET/SDH traffic, and making it easier to engineer,
implement and maintain networks
• Uses Wavelength Tracker to monitor and trace each wavelength at any point in the
network for governing the health of the network
• Offers cost-effective gain equalization of individual wavelengths and forward error
correction (FEC) technology, improving system performance and eliminating the need
for costly regeneration in metro applications
Simplified operations and accelerated time to service
Modular metro WDM platform
Wavelength Tracker: Photonic OA&M
•Fixed Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (OADM) (Fixed
Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (FOADM)), ROADM
•Photonic switching: Any-to-any non-blocking
connectivity in any direction for flexible NOC-based
end-to-end networking
•Photonic OA&M – wavelength tracking and
monitoring for:
¬ Up to 8 degree nodes for maximum connectivity
¬ 88 x 10 Gb/s/40 Gb/s/100 Gb/s mixed
DWDM channels
¬ Up to 8 CWDM wavelengths
¬ Up to 96 10 Gb/s or 576GigE per bay
•A wide range of software-configurable multiservice
cards, including GigE, SONET/SDH and in-line
amplifier (ILA)
•100 Gb/s interfaces with PDM-QPSK coherent technology
¬ 10 x 10 Gb/s Mux OT client side ports and
100 Gb/s/50 GHz coherent line side
¬ 100 Gb/s client side ports and 100 Gb/s/50 GHz
coherent line side
•Ring and mesh network configurations
•Full C-band tunable/pluggable optics
•Up to 2200 km at 10 Gb/s rate and 1200 at 40 Gb/s
rate for 88 channels and 1000 km at 100 Gb/s km reach
•Multi-shelf configuration: Up to 24 shelves as a single
network element
•Pluggable FOADM, B&W/CWDM-DWDM optics
•Integrated Layer 2 switching capability
•Client and line Small Form Factor Pluggables (SFPs)
and 10 Gb/s Form Factor Pluggables (XFPs)
•Temperature-hardened versions
•Remote in-band management
Exclusive to Alcatel-Lucent, Wavelength Tracker delivers
innovative wavelength-path tracing and monitoring
capabilities, enabling delivery of true optical SLAs while
reducing network operating costs. Wavelength Tracker
enables full control of next-generation photonic networks:
•Provides service-aware wavelength management
•Prevents service degradation by proactive path management at each individual wavelength end to end
•Enables quick troubleshooting and fault isolation with
a graphic display
•Prevents wavelength misconnections through unique
wavelength keying and path tracing
•Enables remote and automatic optical power control
on a wavelength basis
•Decreases specialized training and expensive optical
test equipment, minimizing on-site interventions
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Exceptional operations environment
•Industry-leading technology integration and
port density
•Fully NOC-based automated network life cycle,
from planning to service turn-up
•Industry-exclusive Alcatel-Lucent Zero Touch
Photonics technology simplifies operations and
accelerates time to service
•Graphical user interface (GUI)-based network
Engineering and Planning Tool (EPT)
•Tunable laser technology for reduced
sparing requirements
•Flexible family of transponder configurations
Recognized world leader
in optical networking
Alcatel-Lucent delivers end-to-end communications
solutions to service providers and enterprises anywhere
in the world. Leveraging its network equipment as well
as services, Alcatel-Lucent facilitates its customers’ service
offerings and revenue streams. As the recognized
world leader in optical networking, Alcatel-Lucent is
in a unique position to help service providers navigate
through current market conditions. Alcatel-Lucent,
with its global reach and scale, combined with local
presence in over 130 countries, makes use of a deep
understanding of global market dynamics, as well as
the ability to anticipate local requirements.
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