SOURCE: Optelian


March 08, 2011 12:01 ET

Optelian Announces 80-Channel High-Bandwidth Optical Networking Platform

LightGAIN System Will Help Long-Haul and Metro Network Operators Manage Rapid Growth in Their Networks

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, today announced that its LightGAIN optical networking platform now has 80-channel DWDM capacity. Optelian will demonstrate the higher bandwidth system at OFC/NFOEC (booth #2400) being held this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

This high capacity is supported using 50 GHz spaced 80-channel multiplexers, two and four degree ROADMs, optical channel monitors, higher powered optical fiber amplifiers, high linearity fiber Bragg grating dispersion compensation modules and tunable DWDM transponders. LightGAIN's modularity allows network operators to start with a 40-channel system, and then grow to 80 channels by simply adding another 40-channel multiplexer, without disrupting traffic on existing channels.

This new high-bandwidth system will benefit long-haul and metro network operators who anticipate high growth in their networks.

"Explosive bandwidth demands from mobile devices and over-the-top video services are driving the need for more transport capacity in optical networks," said Sheldon Walklin, Optelian's Chief Technology Officer. "Our 80-channel solution is scalable, can be upgraded while in service, and is simple to manage. It has multi-degree ROADM capability with fully automated optical power management. Moreover, it is 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s ready, providing a future upgrade path to 8 Tb/s per fiber."

In addition to North American demand for 80-channel DWDM systems, Optelian also expects to see demand in international markets, particularly through its recently announced partnership with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) of India.

About Optelian

Optelian, a trusted designer and manufacturer of optical transport systems, serves some of the world's largest network operators. With more than 6000 systems and over 140,000 wavelengths installed, the company is known industry-wide for its exceptional product quality, speed of delivery, superior customer support and custom-design capabilities. Since 2002, Optelian's portfolio of optical solutions has enabled telecom, multi-service operator (MSO), utility and enterprise customers to expand their fiber capacity so they can increase revenue, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. The company's Sales, Marketing and Service operations are located in Marietta, Georgia, with in-house development and manufacturing based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit

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