The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 is a Photonic Service Switch (PSS) that provides support for next-generation Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM). For those not familiar with WDM, it is a method of combining multiple optical carrier signals onto a single optical fiber by using various wavelengths. The 1830 PSS alters outdated WDM into a flexible transport layer with responsive photonics, multilayer switching and services, and network intelligence. This multiservice transport comes from the access point and transfers to the core.
This platform cares for an extensive collection of applications and services such as Carrier Ethernet, mobile backhaul and multicast video. With 1830 PSS platforms ranging from compact access to converged Optical Transport Network, operators can boost multiservice networks to meet volatile traffic demands. In addition, the switch produces decreased ownership expenses and increased network life cycles.
Some of the major benefits to owning this product are minimizing total cost of ownership while maximizing return on investment and revenue opportunities. The minimization of TCO is achieved through the use of different platforms made for a wide range of applications. This creates unrestricted service preparation at wavelength, port and sub-port levels. In addition, it allows the optical transport to be compatible for any application like fiber type and reach.
Maximizing ROI is done with network technologies of 8.8 Tb/s at 100G with a non-disruptive path to 400G and service-agnostic matrix driven by a 1-Tb/s OTN chip. In addition, max ROI can be achieved through integrating Packet Transport for Layer 2 transport.
Finally, maximizing revenue opportunities consist of multilayer network planning as well as control and photonic service management using Wavelength Tracker. It also offers tiered resiliency levels for value-based SLAs along with CDC ROADM with OTN switching in a single integrated platform.
The 1830 PSS delivers premier Optical Transport Network switching and photonics capabilities. The Photonic Service Engine facilitates high-performance 100G and 400G transport. By using smart control and management planes as well as integrated data, the 1830 PSS reduces complications with network management for optimal multilayer performance and productivity.