ADVA launches new BiDi pluggable to minimize cost and latency in access networks
- Network operators urgently need to expand capacity in the last mile without deploying additional fiber
- Latest member of MicroMux™ family offers single-fiber working to unlock new value in existing infrastructure
- MicroMux™ Edge BiDi is market’s first QSFP+ with four independent bidirectional 10GbE interfaces
ADVA’s MicroMux™ Edge BiDi will prove key for operators seeking to boost capacity and address fiber constraints in access networks.
ADVA launched its new pluggable MicroMux™ Edge BiDi device, enabling operators to boost capacity and address fiber constraints in access networks. The solution is the industry’s first standards-compliant QSFP+ device with four independent and bidirectional 10GbE optical interfaces. Supporting single-fiber operations and delivering up to 40km reach, ADVA’s MicroMux™ Edge BiDi is the ideal technology for 10GbE connectivity deployments in wireless and wireline access networks. It offers network operators a simple and cost-efficient way to increase the bandwidth of their wholesale and business Ethernet services without deploying additional fiber. The solution also ensures the symmetric latency required for applications including 5G.
“Cloud enterprises services and residential broadband are driving the need for higher capacity in the last mile. But in many areas, deploying new fiber isn’t possible or the cost of leasing is simply too expensive. Our new MicroMux™ Edge BiDi is the answer. It minimizes fiber consumption by providing duplex communication over a single fiber. Open and pluggable, the MicroMux™ Edge BiDi is specifically designed for access networks where cost, space and latency come at a premium,”
Stephan Rettenberger, Senior VP of Marketing and Investor Relations, ADVA
The MicroMux™ Edge BiDi offers customers a flexible and cost-efficient way to provide 10GbE bidirectional connectivity over a single fiber. This saves network resources and environmental impact. The device also ensures the same latency in both the transmit and receive directions, preventing issues with varying propagation delay. With its small form factor and low power consumption, ADVA’s MicroMux™ Edge BiDi maximizes faceplate density. Electrically and mechanically compliant to QSFP+ standards, it’s the first available solution of its kind to provide the functionality of four integrated bidirectional 10Gbit/s transceivers. The MicroMux™ Edge BiDi works in tandem with any third-party bidirectional SFP+ or with ADVA’s BX40U SFP+, which also features an industrial operating temperature range, making it ideal for outdoor deployments.
Watch video below for more information on the MicroMux™ Edge BiDi.