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KDDI, Cisco and Fujitsu start operation of metro network in Japan

Japanese telco KDDI, Cisco Systems and Fujitsu announced the recent launch of operations of a metro, regional network that combines the IP layer network and optical transmission layer network for streamlined operations.

In a release, Fujitsu explained that the metro network features a configuration that integrates the IP layer and optical transmission layer by using Cisco NCS5500 series routers, which can directly transmit and receive optical signals for WDM and Fujitsu’s 1FINITY series Open Line System (OLS), which can be connected to other companies’ products through an open interface.

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