|[April 16, 2014]
ECI Telecom, with the Tera Santa Consortium, Performs Successful Trial of 1Tb/s Optical Transmission over DFN's Network
PETACH TIKVAH, Israel --(Business Wire)--
ECI Telecom (News - Alert), a global provider of next-generation network solutions,
Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR), a world leader in flexible optical technology,
MultiPhy, a leader in DSP-based CMOS communications semiconductors, and
the Technion Israel Institute of Technology have successfully
demonstrated 1Tb/s transceiver transmission with the Tera Santa
Consortium. In the trial, the consortium transported non-regenerated
1Tb/s coherent super channel signal through the German Research Network
- Deutsches Forschungsnetz e.V. (DFN-Verein) optical network.
ECI deployed its Apollo family of packet-optical transport solution
across DFN's X-WiN's network in 2012, and has since upgraded it to
support the delivery of 100G services, for faster connectivity and
The trial, which took place at the Technische Universität Dresden, ran
over DFN's live X-WiN network, and used the 1Tb/s transceiver
developed by the Tera Santa Consortium, as part of its research on
1Tb/s adaptive coherent channel behavior. It demonstrates the advanced
capabilities of the Tera Santa 1T transmission system and technologies
in compensating for channel impairments and chromatic dispersion
utilizing advanced QAM16 and OFDM modulations and algorithms.
DFN's X-WiN network features ECI's Apollo packet-optical transport
solution, with flexible grid technology, which provides operators with
additional flexibility when assigning spectrum compared to traditional
WDM technology. DFN's network is based on colorless, directionless and
contentionless ROADM (News - Alert) WDM layers and ODU cross-connect at Layer 1 -
thus enabling a dynamic network with the ability to respond quickly to
any new service demands.
Finisar demonstrated the software-defined 1 Terabit optical
transceiver, which hosted the different algorithms developed by the
consortium, in an end-to-end transceiver platform utilizing Finisar
Flexgrid™ - WSS used to add/drop the 200GHz super channel signal. The
OFDM algorithms were developed by both MultiPhy (128 OFDM carriers)
and the Technion (1024 OFDM carriers), using two different
The Tera Santa Consortium was established in 2011 as an initiative of
Chief Scientist Office in the Ministry of Economy, through the
Magnet Program which promotes cutting-edge technologies for the future.
The Tera Santa Consortium brought together Israeli technology companies
and universities to develop the world's first Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing (OFDM)-based optical transceiver. The members of
the consortium are ECI Telecom, Finisar Corporation, MultiPhy, Cello,
Civcom, Bezeq International (News - Alert), the Technion Israel Institute of
Technology, Ben-Gurion University, the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University and Tel-Aviv University.
This trial is one more milestone for the Consortium, which built upon
the successful transmission of non-regenerated 100G traffic, via the
Jonah international submarine cable, owned by Bezeq International,
Israel's leadingtelecommunications company and member of the Tera Santa
Consortium. The data was transmitted by the Apollo OMLT over a total
distance of 4,600 km from Tel Aviv to Bari, Italy and back.
The consortium continues to develop the 1T technology and optical
transceiver, taking into consideration different scenarios, such as the
Jonah International submarine cable.
DFN's production network consists of 88 channels, state-of-the-art ROADM
network with colorless, directionless and contentionless functionality,
deployed all over Germany with more than 11,000 km of fibers. DFN
deployed ECI's Apollo platforms, running 10G and 100G channel. The 1Tbps
service was added over the live network without any traffic disruption,
proving DFN's robust design for 1Tbps 200GHz Super-Channel carriers
based on QAM16 and OFDM modulations. The 1T transceiver card brings
significant capacity growth to the optical cable, relieving traffic
congestion and enabling new applications while demonstrating the
capability of upgrading capacities over existing links.
"DFN strives to be at the forefront of networking to better provide our
users with the highest level of connectivity and services over the X-WiN
network. The 1T trial with ECI's Apollo platform showed us a nearby
future full of possibilities for our members."
Dr. Stefan Piger,
"Supercomputing, clouds and big data are increasingly high requirements
on communication networks. As a data center with many years of research
and development tasks in data-intensive computing, we are pleased to be
involved in the Terabit testbed of the DFN-Verein and to support this
first step towards terabit technology in Germany."
Wolfgang E. Nagel, Director of the Center for Information Services and
High Performance Computing at the Technische Universität Dresden
"ECI and our technology partners Finisar, MultiPhy and the Technion,
members of the Tera-Santa consortium, demonstrated the power of
1-terabit optical link coherent technology. With such high transmission
rates, DFN can exponentially increase its network capacity and provide
its users better and more cost effective services."
CTO, ECI Telecom and Consortium Chairman
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ABOUT DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSNETZ E.V. (DFN-VEREIN)
DFN is the German National Research and Education Network providing
communication and collaboration services to universities and research
institutions in Germany. Founded in 1984 DFN became soon an essential
part in the global community of research and education networks. Today,
DFN's service portfolio is constantly being enhanced by innovative
applications which are developed in funded projects and piloting
ventures. DFN supports its users by conducting training events,
workshops or conferences and promotes various competence centres which
provide advice in operational and technical matters as well as in legal
DFN is a non-profit association under German law. For more information,
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service providers worldwide. ECI provides efficient platforms and
solutions that enable customers to rapidly deploy cost-effective,
revenue-generating services. Founded in 1961, Israel-based ECI has
consistently delivered customer-focused networking solutions to the
world's largest carriers. The Company is also a market leader in many
emerging markets. ECI provides scalable broadband access, transport and
data networking infrastructure that provides the foundation for the
communications of tomorrow, including next-generation voice, IPTV (News - Alert),
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