Native Packet Optical 2.0

Packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) is the fastest growing segment of the optical networking industry, and it is a segment in which Infinera leads the way. Infinera currently ships these solutions across the globe and was the leading vendor of P-OTS products in EMEA in 2014 according to analyst firm IHS Infonetics. Infinera’s innovative Native Packet Optical 2.0 architecture combines optical Layer 1 with Ethernet/multi-protocol label switching – transport profile (MPLS-TP) in the XTM Series for P-OTS applications in the metro. Optimized to meet the ever-increasing demand for Ethernet-based content, it is the architecture of choice from the metro access to the core, combining the best of the optical and Ethernet worlds.

Native Packet Optical 2.0 includes significant capabilities in areas such as Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0)-certified services, MPLS-TP, optical transport networks (OTN) and Ethernet transport.

Native Packet Optical 2.0 uses:

  • Ethernet to provide an extremely packet-friendly metro network
  • OTN to add a core network-agnostic architecture
  • CE2.0 to add a broad range of service options for operators
  • MPLS-TP to add traffic engineering, additional protection schemes and scalability
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Delivered in a single platform, Native Packet Optical 2.0 creates the ideal metro transport networking solution on which applications such as mobile backhaul, triple-play backhaul and IP distribution, business Ethernet, enterprise and metro/regional core can be delivered.

Add to this a unified software-defined networking (SDN)-enabled management system, the Enlighten™ multi-layer management suite, and clearly Native Packet Optical 2.0 has a number of key values over its competition. Read more in the Native Packet Optical 2.0 Application Note.