MMW learned today that SM Optics, a centre of competence in optical networking and R&D power house, will be presenting “LIGHTMODE” its new metro-optical platform at Mobile World Congress for multiservice OTN-based metro-access applications.
High capacity and low latency are key enabler for 5G to expand beyond mobile applications, pushing network convergence as never before.
For this reason optical transport will play a major role in X-hauling networks and a vision of convergence of wireless and fibre transport represents a strength offering the flexibility to cover any need with a homogeneous solution.
Renewing the transport network by evolving its architecture to accommodate new services needs and traffic rules may prove to be the best way to safeguard the network value, financially and in terms of service capability. SM Optics believes the enablement of OTN as a multiservice transport layer will be the differentiating factor between a network becoming obsolete and one renewing its value over time.
“Speaking about next generation networks brings many topics to the table; capacity, low latency, existing assets revitalization and a real flexible pay as you grow system” says Stefano Schiavoni Sales Director in SM Optics, adding “What is really needed is to keep services running without disruption, regardless of the inevitable network evolutions happening at the physical layer. Our LIGHTMODE platform may just do that.”
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