Welcome!

Artificial Intelligence Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

NEC Performs World's First Successful Trial of Real-time 1Tb/s Superchannel Transmission over a Trans-oceanic Distance

Tokyo, Jan 17, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) recently performed the world's first(1) successful trial of real-time 1Tb/s super-channel transmission using 100GbE subcarriers over a trans-oceanic distance.

In recent years, the international demand for bandwidth is growing at a remarkable pace, thanks in part to the globalization of resource-hungry applications such as VoD, High Definition videoconferencing and cloud computing. As a result, efforts are continuously being made to increase the bit-rate capacity and transmission reach of submarine cable systems, which support more than 99% of trans-oceanic data traffic.

With 100Gb/s technologies now commercially deployed, the focus of recent development is turning to high capacity channels, beyond 100Gb/s, with more efficient bandwidth utilization. As part of this movement, NEC has proposed optical superchannels to increase fiber capacity in both terrestrial and submarine networks. Optical superchannels are based on advanced technologies such as parallel high-speed transceivers, advanced modulation formats and advanced pulse shaping. Superchannels constitute a practical platform for next-generation submarine systems specifically designed to help carriers to significantly increase transmission capacity in a cost efficient, scalable and flexible manner.

As a result of these proposals, NEC successfully tested a 1Tb/s superchannel for submarine ultra-long haul systems that uses the latest optical and digital technologies to provide traffic management flexibility and improve transmission performance over ultra-long haul transmission distances. Results from this real-time operation with error-free performance were presented at the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference in Shanghai in November 2012.

Key technologies of the 1Tb/s superchannel are as follows:

a) NEC combined a software-defined pulse shaper(2) together with flexible-grid(3) real-time 100Gb/s subcarriers(4) to create a 1Tb/s superchannel. The pulse-shaper is designed to mitigate transmission impairments and to offer flexible bandwidth allocation capabilities. NEC achieved error-free transmission over a 5,400km link consisting of commercially available optical fiber and cost-effective repeater spacing. This technology provides a 43% improvement over the bandwidth utilization of current commercial systems.

b) NEC also implemented a 1Tb/s superchannel composed of full-digital(5) 100Gb/s subcarriers. Each subcarrier is equipped with a digital signal processor at the transmitter, which can potentially extend the re-configurability to a variable modulation format and/or for variable error-correction capabilities. This cutting-edge digital-transmitter technology enables the 1Tb/s superchannel to successfully transmit beyond 7,200-km.

NEC's strength in ultra-long-haul transmission technologies is supported by its achievements providing the world's first transmission of Optical-OFDM over 10,000km and the world's first trans-pacific transmission of 16QAM signals. Now, NEC has reinforced its position by demonstrating the first real-time 1Tb/s superchannel transmission designed for ultra-long haul communications.

(1) As of January 17, 2013. Source: NEC
(2) Software-defined pulse shaper: An optoelectronic device that changes the shape of an optical pulse according to values predefined by the user.
(3) Flexible-grid transponder: A transponder capable of modifying the wavelength of the optical subcarrier.
(4) Real-time 100 Gb/s subcarrier: Based on an in-house commercial transceiver module incorporating results from "R&D on High Speed Optical Transport System Technologies (2009)" and "R&D on Ultra-high Speed Optical Edge Node Technologies (2010-2011)," which are supported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.
(5) Full-digital subcarrier: An optical carrier that is generated with a digital transmitter and it is detected with a digital-coherent receiver.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.



Source: NEC Corporation

Contact:
Seiichiro Toda
NEC Corporation
+81-3-3798-6511
E-Mail: [email protected]

Joseph Jasper
NEC Corporation
+81-3-3798-6511
E-Mail: [email protected]


Copyright 2013 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.japancorp.net

More Stories By JCN Newswire

Copyright 2008 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of JCN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of JCN Newswire. JCN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to great conferences, helping you discover new conferences and increase your return on investment.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...