The Infinera mTera Universal Transport Platform is an extremely flexible and efficient network transport solution supporting scalable grooming and an innovative protocol-agnostic switch fabric in which each and every port on virtually every card can be software-configured between OTN and Ethernet. With feature-rich Carrier Ethernet and MPLS-TP and native SONET/SDH grooming, network operators can rest easy that the mTera can rapidly adapt to any network challenge.
REDUCE CAPEX AND OPEX WITH CONVERGED ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL SWITCHING
The Infinera mTera Universal Transport Platform (UTP) is a flexible and scalable universal transport platform that helps network operators address these challenges by providingOTN, MPLS-TP, Carrier Ethernet, and SONET/SDH switching at the electrical layer with the option of an integrated DWDM layer based on ROADM-on-a-blade technology. It isavailable as both a 10RU/12RU 4 Tbps 8-slot shelf and a 19RU 7 Tbps 14-slot shelf, with paired 14-slot shelves able to deliver 12 Tbps of electrical switching. The backplane of both mTera UTP shelves is capable of supporting 1 Tbps per slot, which is designed to provide a path to even higher switching capacities in the future.
PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE WITH SCALABLE, FLEXIBLE ROUTE AND SELECT ROADM
The mTera UTP provides the option to converge both electrical switching and optical switching in a single platform. The mTera UTP optical layer modules include 9-port and 20-port route and select ROADM-on-a-blades, colorless/directionless (CD) modules, a colorless/directionless/contentionless (CDC) module, a Raman amplifier, an EDFA amplifier for optical line amplifier (OLA) applications, and an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) pluggable. These optical layer modules are supported in both the 14-slot mTera shelf and the 8-slot mTera shelf. ROADM systems can be deployed in a single shelf, or to maximize availability, ROADM degrees and add/drop modules can be distributed over multiple shelves.The mTera UTP optical layer modules can be deployed with electrical switching in the same shelf, or they can be deployed in optical-only shelves that avoid the cost and power consumption of the electrical switching fabrics.
BOOST REACH AND SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY WITH CLOUDWAVE-ENABLED FLEXI-RATE INTERFACES
The mTera UTP also provides the option of flexi-rate interfaces powered by Infinera CloudWave Optics technology with support for 100G (QPSK), 150G (8QAM), and 200G (16QAM). Ideal for long haul applications, these interfaces enable reach of over 5,000 km in terrestrial networks and over 12,000 km in subsea networks. 200G (16QAM) and super-channel support enable high spectral efficiency with over 25Tbps per Fibre pair. Additional Infinera CloudWave Optics benefits include low power consumption, robust performance under challenging Fibre conditions, fast protection, comprehensive performance monitoring, and compatibility with existing networks including mixed 10G/100G networks. In the near future, we anticipate even greater reach and spectral efficiency will be enabled with the integration of Infinera Cloud Wave T Optics technology.