VIAVI Solutions has introduced Fusion JMEP 10, a smart, small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) Gigabit Ethernet transceiver. The transceiver will help with network test, turn-up and performance monitoring up to 10GbE.
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The Fusion JMEP 10 is a part of the VIAVI NITRO lifecycle management platform. The transceiver takes 10 GbE into account as the dominant Ethernet bandwidth. Incidentally, 10GbE is used for applications like 5G xHaul, Business Ethernet Services, Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) for Cable or GPON/XGSPON for Fiber Access Networks.
The past year has seen a global reordering of network traffic patterns, and service providers are responding by accelerating their technology evolution. Service providers are now relying on distributed architectures with significantly larger links. For example, 5G requires 10 GbE to the tower compared to 1 GbE for 3G or 4G. Cable networks require 10GbE links that connect to remote-PHY devices at the edge. Traffic growth and complexity are further driving adoption of virtualized test and monitoring solutions. By actively monitoring and analyzing key performance indicators (KPIs) virtually, operators can maximize network performance. They can also ensure the best possible customer experience, even as they accommodate exponential traffic growth.
What is Fusion JMEP 10?
The Fusion JMEP 10 smart SFP+ is a small, hot-pluggable, optical transceiver offering an economical Ethernet testing solution. It is easy to deploy in existing SFP+ ports, simplifying test, service activation and troubleshooting. This further helps reduce equipment upgrades, truck rolls and mean time to repair (MTTR). The inline performance monitoring capability turns network ports into service assurance tools. This enables ethernet operation, administration and maintenance for any 10 GbE network. And a Microburst detection feature monitors traffic with millisecond accuracy to detect spikes that can cause packet loss, which can have a dramatic impact on application performance.
“As the industry moves to 10GbE as the common data link rate, while access and backhaul networks become more complex, it becomes imperative for operators to develop a test, turn-up and performance monitoring strategy right from initial deployment,” said Mark Easton, Director, Transport Assurance, VIAVI. “With the Fusion JMEP 10, VIAVI has delivered carrier-grade testing and monitoring within the tiny footprint of a smart SFP+ transceiver.”