Optelian MPX-9103 Muxponder Achieves NEBS and Outside Plant (OSP) Certification

Ideal solution for 100Gbps aggregation targeting 5G networks and
fiber deep any-haul applications

OTTAWA, Ontario & ROSWELL, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/100G?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#100Glt;/agt;–Optical networking solution provider Optelian today
announced its MPX-9103 100Gbps hardened service aggregation muxponder
has achieved full NEBS Level 3 and GR-3108 certification. The MPX-9103
is purpose-built for deployment in outside cabinets that are not
thermally controlled.

Applications for the MPX-9103 include 4G and 5G wireless upgrades for
cell sites for fronthaul and backhaul coupled with next generation fiber
deep architectures. It extends Metro rings and pushes more bandwidth
closer to the edge and is an ideal solution for high-bandwidth remote
business service access and fiber deep cabinets. In addition, the
MPX-9103 gives service providers more flexibility with remote 100Gbps
capacity expansion without the expense of fiber infrastructure. The
MPX-9103 dovetails with Optelian’s existing suite of hardened products
for a whole system OSP solution.

“With increasing network bandwidth demands, it’s critical to bring
100Gbps optical aggregation to the edge of the network. In many cases
this means installing optical multiplexers in outside enclosures to get
more dedicated bandwidth to the user,” said Scott Agnew, vice president
of R&D at Optelian. “Optelian purpose-built the MPX-9103 for outside
cabinet deployments. The NEBS and GR-3108 certification provides
assurance the MPX-9103 is suited to harsh environments while using
commercial grade CFP-DCOs.”

Optelian’s MPX-9103 is OTN-based with multi-protocol client interfaces.
As a service aggregation muxponder, the MPX-9103 aggregates up to ten
10Gbps client-side circuits onto a 100Gbps line interface. The unit is
housed in a 1RU small footprint chassis that is energy efficient for
outside plant cabinets. Enhanced ruggedization and extensive thermal
management capability means installations can use commercial temperature
optical modules, including CFP-DCO (tuneable) line-side optical modules
even under extreme conditions.

NEBS Level 3 certification is a compliance standard that addresses
safety, durability and operability for carrier class equipment. The
standards are very stringent to ensure NEBS-compliant systems will
operate properly for communications service providers. GR-3108 is a
hardened requirement for protected, uncontrolled environments (protected
from rain and sun but not temperature controlled) over a wide
temperature range from -40°C to +65°C. It also certifies resistance
against corrosive gas or salt-fog exposure in coastal regions.

The MPX-9103 is currently available to all customers.

About Optelian

Optelian is a trusted full-service provider of optical networking
solutions that move customer data reliably at the lowest total cost of
ownership. For more information, contact [email protected]
or visit www.optelian.com

Contacts

Leah Wilkinson
Wilkinson + Associates
703-907-0010

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