Game-changing Innovation for Next-generation Networks
XR optics is a revolutionary technology purpose-built to break the inherent limitations of traditional point-to-point optical transmission solutions. XR optics paves the way for disruptive network economics as 5G, fiber deep, and hyperscale cloud connectivity impose new challenges on operators. With game-changing innovation in coherent optical subcarrier aggregation, XR optics introduces a new pluggable and software-enabled architecture designed to radically reduce the cost of deploying and operating optical networks.
Simplify Transport Networks
Reduce Capital, Space, and Power
Eliminate Intermediate Aggregation
Seamlessly Upgrade Capacity
“We conducted a feasibility study of XR optics on our metro network and the results were pretty mind blowing not only from a straightforward CapEx investment but the flexible and dynamic way of managing and provisioning capacity.”
Head of Optical Networks Research at Applied Research, BT
Most Innovative Product of 2020!
XR optics has won Most Innovative Product at the 2020 ECOC Exhibition Industry Awards! These awards emphasize technology and product commercialization; they highlight significant achievements in advancing the business of optical communications, transport, networking, fiber-based products, photonic integrated circuits, and related developments.
Leading Lights Award
XR optics has won Light Reading's Leading Lights Award 2020 for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH). This is one of the telecom industry's most prestigious awards programs and recognizes outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies, and innovation.
Solving a Fundamental Problem
Since the inception of optical networking, there has been a significant misalignment between actual traffic patterns and the technology used to transport that traffic. Network traffic patterns, particularly in metro networks, are overwhelmingly hub and spoke – i.e., numerous endpoints generate traffic that is aggregated by a small number of hub locations. In contrast, optical connectivity solutions have been implemented using strictly point-to-point technology. The result is an extremely inefficient transport architecture that requires large numbers of bookended transceivers, as well as numerous intermediate aggregation devices to “up-speed” traffic flows.
With Innovation in Coherent Subcarrier Aggregation
XR optics provides the industry’s first scalable solution optimized for point-to-multipoint traffic flows. Built upon innovation in Nyquist subcarriers, XR optics enables a single transceiver to generate numerous lower-speed subcarriers that can be independently steered to different destinations.
Providing Significant Savings for Network Operators
With XR optics, network operators will be positioned to dramatically reduce the number of transceivers in the network, eliminate the need for costly intermediate aggregation devices, and more efficiently optimize optical transport infrastructure for hub-and-spoke end-user traffic flows, resulting in TCO savings of 70% or more.
Overview of XR Optics
XR optics introduces a paradigm-shifting ability to enable more cost-efficient optical point-to-multipoint networks, which can dramatically lower the cost and complexity of access, metro, and even core networks.