Coriant sets industry benchmark for low power consumption

Coriant, a supplier of packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators, has announced a new 400G muxponder for its Coriant Grooveâ„¢ G30 Network Disaggregation Platform that sets an industry power consumption benchmark at 0.20 watts per Gigabit of bandwidth — 50% lower than the closest comparable solution, the company said.

This solution also delivers features that further improve spectral efficiency and the data integrity of high-capacity coherent optical networks, while enabling operators to dramatically lower operating expenses.

Based on 16 nanometer CMOS technology, the Coriant new ultra-green 400G muxponder, fully equipped with Coriant´s silicon photonics-powered CFP2-ACO and client-side transceivers, consumes 0.20 watts per Gigabit.

The environmentally friendly solution is fully compatible with deployed Coriant Grooveâ„¢ G30 systems, thereby eliminating the need for forklift upgrades and simplifying pay-as-you-grow scalability with best-in-class modularity.

In addition to the industry´s lowest power consumption, the new Coriant Grooveâ„¢ G30 muxponder improves optical reach and spectral efficiency with support for 200G/8QAM programmable modulation.

Given its low power and high density, network operators can now deploy a complete DWDM transport system — including muxponding, optical multiplexing, and amplification — all within a single rack unit with up to 1.6 Tbps of capacity. This alleviates the need for a separate optical line system, thus reducing space and power requirements.

The new compact and flexible 1RU configuration makes it ideal for deployments at networking sites with space and power restrictions.

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of edge-to-core packet optical, IP, and SDN solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of end-user services, including 5G, IoT, and Internet video.