Today’s communications networks are under ever-growing pressure for increased bandwidth capacity to meet higher traffic needs while offering on-demand, content-focused services in a timely fashion. The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) addresses this need as a scalable, modular optical transport system. A multi-reach photonic platform, the 1830 PSS provides the first commercially available support for best-in-class, single-carrier 100G next-generation coherent technology. Building on the unique Zero-Touch Photonics approach, which enables easier operations for reduced costs and accelerated time-to-deployment for wavelength services, the 1830 PSS is poised to meet the new requirements for a next-generation photonic network. The 1830 PSS can provide the flexibility, automation, and fast time-to-service capabilities of electrical-based transport networks by utilizing next-generation technology and speed.
With 1830 PSS platforms ranging from compact access to converged Optical Transport Network (OTN) / WDM core, operators can optimize multiservice networks to meet unpredictable traffic demands. The 1830 PSS portfolio provides terabit OTN switching and photonics capacities. The Photonic Service Engine enables high-performance 100G and an evolutionary path to 400G transport. Leveraging an intelligent control plane and integrated data, control and management planes, the 1830 PSS simplifies network management for maximum multilayer performance and efficiency.