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6th November 2015

PMC-Sierra has unveiled its third-generation Optical Transport Network (OTN) framer chip for IP core and edge routers that doubles throughput to 240 gigabit. The Meta-240G frames IP router traffic using OTN before passing the traffic to the transport network. Line-rate encryption is included on-chip to secure traffic between data centres and traffic in the cloud.

Having OTN to a router helps identify more quickly networking faults and simplifies monitoring and enforcement of service-level agreements. “The transport network can now communicate with the router in a standard way, providing an extra level of protection that is faster than just IP layer protection,” says Stephen Docking, senior product line manager, communications unit at PMC.

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