Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Achieve 100G Interoperability

Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper have successfully tried out their 100 Gb/s Ethernet interface at a facility in Munich, Germany.

The trial was conducted to test interoperability between NSN’s Optical Transport Network (OTN) equipment and Juniper’s T1600 core router. The companies plan to demo the technology at the OFC/NFOEC conference in Los Angeles.

Nokia Siemens Networks revealed that the trial involved its hiT 7300 DWDM platform which currently supports 40 Gbps Ethernet. The 100 Gbps network will be commercially available in mid 2011, the companies said.

Daniel Hua, senior vice president of the Core Business Unit at Juniper Networks, said in a statement, “Nokia Siemens Networks is a leader in IP integration with extensive capabilities in optical transport and this achievement is a testimony of our successful partnership with it.”

“We have many 100G customers, who are looking for expanded service and proven long haul capabilities that are critical to the further adoption of 100G in networks,” he added.

The companies are encouraging partner vendors to support the 100G industry standard for faster adoption of the technology. NSN is also allowing wireless carriers to enhance the speeds on their optical network by using its Flexigrid technology that also supports a faster DWDM platform.