What is this white paper about?

Service providers in the telecommunication market face the challenge of providing high capacity services cost-effectively within the shortest lead times. As a result, access network infrastructure must be flexible in design and support delivery of high-capacity services of Ethernet, SONET/SDH, video and other demanding services, while maintaining the most efficient manageable transport solution.

This white paper provides an overview of the next generation optical access platform features and capabilities in conjunction with DWDM and optical transport network (OTN) layer. The main emphasis is on benefits of the OTN as the consolidation layer for existing and next generation access networks such as packet optical network, Ethernet and traditional SONET/SDH networks, which remain relevant today for many service providers and their customers.

MSPP enables service providers to offer customers new bundled services at the transport, switching and routing layers of the network, while also dramatically decreasing the time it takes to provision new services and improving the flexibility of adding, migrating or removing customers.