Alcatel-Lucent 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS)

The Alcatel-Lucent 7450 Ethernet Service Switch (ESS) family of Carrier Ethernet switch routers is designed to deliver high-performance MPLS-enabled carrier Ethernet services. At the same time, it provides the ideal platform for metro Ethernet aggregation for fixed and mobile networks.

Leveraging Alcatel-Lucent 400 Gb/s FP3 silicon technology, the 7450 ESS integrates the scalability, resiliency, and predictability of MPLS with the bandwidth economics of Ethernet to deliver enhanced business services and enable the metro aggregation of mobile, business, and campus services. Available in four chassis variants, the 7450 ESS supports comprehensive Ethernet, IP (IPv4/IPv6), MPLS, and Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) networking with advanced resiliency and synchronization capabilities.

Furthermore, the 7450 ESS is Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 compliant, enabling the delivery of CE 2.0 certified services across all four MEF service types: E-LAN, E-Line, E-Tree, and E-Access.

As a member of the Service Router product portfolio, the 7450 ESS utilizes the Alcatel-Lucent Service Router Operating System (SR OS). It is managed by the Alcatel-Lucent 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) for seamless integration into IP/MPLS solutions.

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