DZS Brings A Converged Transport Switch Based On Software Defined...
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DZS Brings A Converged Transport Switch Based On Software Defined Networking

Enterprise Networking Mag | Saturday, September 17, 2022

Supporting cutting-edge low-latency networking and synchronization capabilities while supplying packet-based transport services at the network's periphery is an open, flexible solution.

FREMONT, CA: Optical networking transmits data over extensive networks and distances using light rather than electronic means. Fiber-optic transmission and cable television are just two of their many uses. High-speed data transfer over great distances is made possible via optical networking. DZS, a global pioneer in access and optical networking infrastructure and cloud software solutions, has released its M4000 high-performance edge aggregation and mobile transport system. The M4000 provides industry-leading Software Defined Networking (SDN) flexibility for 5G xHaul (fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul) and network edge traffic aggregation applications. The DZS M4000 meets advanced low-latency, high-capacity switching, synchronization, and Quality of Service (QoS) needs for complex 5G and Open RAN (O-RAN) networks with a compact form factor and environmentally resistant design.

“The M4000 has been designed to meet the service aggregation needs of the multi-gigabit access edge and to support the xHaul requirements of the most advanced 5G network deployments in the world,” says Miguel Alonso, Chief Product Officer, DZS. “The M4000 uniquely supports 5G network deployments by delivering high density aggregation, low-latency xHaul connectivity and Grand Master synchronization functionality to cell sites in a single package. Additionally, its interface density, switching and routing capacity, small form factor, and environmentally hardened design make it the perfect solution for aggregating traffic in multi-gigabit fiber access networks. When deployed with our Saber-4400 Coherent Optical Edge transport system and extensive portfolio of Velocity Optical Line Terminals (OLTs), service providers can now deliver a new level of multi-gigabit throughput, low-latency, and symmetric capacity for optical access and edge networks. The versatility and industry-leading functionality of the M4000 is generating tremendous interest across our global customer base, spanning from the largest converged carriers in the world to regional and local service providers.”

"Heavy Reading survey data shows that 5G and edge/cloud are the primary drivers for network operator metro network modernization projects," says Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading. "Increasing capacity, reducing total cost of ownership, and adding advanced functionality are key requirements for these builds. Products like the DZS M4000, that provide multilayer software functions, low-latency and advanced synchronization, are well-suited to deliver on next-generation cell site router requirements."

Key Differentiators of the M4000

Utilizes DZS sdNOS Open Network Operating System embedded platform software to offer a comprehensive set of Software Defined Networking (SDN)-enabled mobile, packet, and optical access and transport functionalities

Converged multilayer system with low-latency packet processing for IEEE TSN applications

5G-ready fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul with support for Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE), Precision Time Protocol (PTP), and an integrated Global Position System/ Global Navigation Satellite System (GPS / GNSS) receiver for high-performance synchronization.

1/10/25/40/100 Gigabit interface versatility with up to 32 x 25 Gbps and 2 x 100 Gbps Ethernet connections.

Hardened to withstand temperatures from -40°C to +65°C for outdoor applications

Edge-optimized, compact form factor offering installation options in the data center, rack, and indoor or outdoor cabinet

The DZS Saber-4400 is a compact, modular, coherent optical transport system designed for the cost-effective delivery of fiber-based services at speeds of up to 400 Gbps to the network's edge. Combining the M4000 with the DZS Saber-4400 system enables service providers to implement a comprehensive array of packet-based client access interfaces and services with multiple channels of 100G, 200G, or 400G line-side transport wavelengths.

With OLTs that simultaneously support Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) and 10 Gigabit Symmetrical (XGS) PON, 1 and 10 Gigabit Active Ethernet, and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) services, the DZS Velocity next-generation access edge systems enable CSPs to deploy multi-gigabit services at scale rapidly. Combining the M4000 with the Velocity portfolio enables service providers to aggregate optical broadband access traffic from numerous OLTs with comprehensive Layer 2/3 traffic management and aggregation capabilities.

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