Adva Provides 300g over Trans-atlantic Distance in Fsp 3000 Teraflex Trial
December 10, 2018
Adva announced that its FSP 3000 CloudConnectTeraFlex succeeded in transporting 300Gbps of data per wavelength over a 6,800km fibre link. Conducted alongside Adva’s partner Acacia Communications, the trial was the first in the industry to cover the trans-Atlantic distance with a fibre link typical of a cost-optimised submarine cable using 300Gbps channels and a commercially available transponder with real-time digital signal processing (DSP). The demo, which also achieved the highest spectral efficiency for such a link carrying 300Gbps per wavelength with 70GHz channel spacing, highlights the functionalities of the Adva FSP 3000 TeraFlex platform to support flexible, ultra-high-capacity, long-haul and subsea data transport, Adva said in a press release.
The trial network featured Adva’s open and vendor-neutral FSP 3000 TeraFlex technology. This platform provides 36 bidirectional 100Gbps Ethernet services in a 1RU chassis and can transport up to 600Gbps on a single wavelength. The Adva FSP 3000 TeraFlex maximises the transmission capacity for any given fibre link, from access networks to links spanning submarine distances. As TeraFlex is part of the Adva FSP 3000 CloudConnect platform, it’s completely open and programmable. It also provides real-time telemetry streaming, a prerequisite for big data-based network management.