Cisco wins award for optical networking
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Beating 20 contenders in the public networks category, Cisco has won the InfoVision 2000 Award for its wavelength routing technology.

The International Engineering Consortium identified Cisco technology as the most noteworthy contribution to the industry. The award was presented at the IEC’s National Communications Forum in Chicago, Illinois.

“We evaluate technologies and products based on how well they meet the benchmarks of scale, low cost and reliability – the things that will enable carriers to support the massive growth of data services,” said John Janowiak, senior director of the IEC. “We proudly recognize Cisco for pioneering a technology that we believe will dominate the way carriers build and operate their core and bulk optical networks.”

“We are pleased to be recognized with this prestigious award for achieving our goal of developing and delivering industry-leading technology solutions,” said Joe Bass, vice president at Cisco. “The ONS 15900 Wavelength Router represents true industry innovation in that it allows carriers to leverage their core network technologies alongside IP and ATM technologies to achieve vast scale and operational efficiencies.”

The Cisco ONS 15900 Wavelength Router is scalable in-service to beyond 160 terabits per second of non-blocking service-port capacity. The system creates a highly efficient mesh optical core network optimized for fast, reliable optical transport at wavelength granularities OC-48 and OC-192. By pioneering layer three intelligence in optical networks, the ONS 15900 can provision end-to-end wavelengths in seconds, while providing rapid optical mesh restoration.

Service providers can specify levels of activation, availability, latency and restoration for different users, mixing and matching service-creation primitives to provide distinct multi-gigabit bandwidth service offerings including voice, interactive video, data and bulk transport applications.



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