MRV Communications, a company providing infrastructure equipment integration and management services for optical communications networks, has declared that its Optical Communications System Division will participate in the third round of interoperability trials based on CableLabs requirements for DOCSIS Provisioning of Ethernet Passive Optical Network, EPON (DPoE).
These trials test the capability of Carrier Ethernet access solutions to function together with other equipments in an end-to-end networking scenario.
The third CableLabsDPoE interoperability trial of MRV Optical Communications System division (MRV-OCS) and the display of its OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet Access solution is to be held this week. This solution can be positioned over an EPON using the present DOCSIS back office of service providers thereby enhancing their business and bulk Ethernet services, high quality, hardware-based Ethernet operation, mobile Ethernet backhaul capabilities, administration and maintenance of OAM tools.
DPoE standards clearly illustrates the process involved in provisioning the EPON device using DOCSIS service and systems based on standards set by Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) for easy Metro Ethernet services. By conducting a sequence of interoperability tests, CableLabs incorporates numerous combinations of Ethernet and IP equipment from several suppliers to build a DPoE network, which covers multiple systems operators (MSOs), thereby reducing the deployment time and increasing the network consistency.
ZeevDraer, Vice President, Strategic Marketing for MRV-OCS, has stated that, many MSOs are moving into mobile Ethernet backhaul services and Carrier Ethernet business services to meet the increased demand for extra bandwidth. The capability to interlink Carrier Ethernet services beyond many MSOs is an important aspect in the extension of an efficient network and the CableLabs trials focus on multi-vendor interoperability required to cater to these services. He added that MRV voluntarily participates in CableLabs interoperability trials to illustrate the excellent features of OptiSwitch and MEF-driven abilities that facilitates extended backhaul networks.