Intune Networks readies carrier class optical packet switching and transport

article by Stephen Hardy,, 1st Apr 2011

Ireland’s Intune Networks is readying a carrier-class version of its Verisma optical packet switched transport platform for first office applications with a pair of Tier 1 customers this summer. As its name implies the platform – which will be marketed as the iVX8000 CR2.x – combines all-optical packet switching and transport by replacing the silicon-based switch fabric of typical switches with an optical ring that could extend as far as 300 km in circumference. Intune Networks has aimed the Verisma line initially at router bypass and router interconnection applications, which would put it squarely in competition with such platforms as Juniper Networks’ recently announced PTX Series Packet Transport Switch.

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Stephen Hardy, Editorial Director and Associate Publisher of Lightwave, met with John Dunne, CTO of Intune Networks to discuss how Optical Packet Switch and Transport Technology will enable carriers to easily design new service applications and provide wholesale customers with the ability to provision their own capacity.

Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing Lightwave's editorial strategy.

He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than a dozen years, and communications and technology for more than 25 years. Previously he was an Editorial Director for Portable Design, and Executive Editor for Horizon House Publications for a number of years.