Cisco ONS 15300 Series

Cisco ONS 15304 End of Life Announcement

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Product Bulletin No. 1308


Recommended Replacement Product

Product Bulletin No. 1308

Cisco ONS 15304 Optical Networking System
End of Life Announcement


Cisco Systems announces the end of sales (EoS), end of life (EoL), and end of support for the Cisco ONS 15304.

Product Obsolescence Plan

EoS (last orderable date)—June 1, 2001

EoL (last ship date)—November 15, 2001

End of support (last support date)—November 15, 2004

See Table 1 for affected model numbers.

Table 1  Affected Model Numbers

Product Name
CISCO 15304

Initial System Configuration


Fully Equipped Redundant 15304


Non-Redundant 15304


STM-1 Access Module for 15304

Recommended Replacement Product

The Cisco ONS 15327 Metro Edge Optical Transport Platform SDH Release, (R3.0), is the recommended product to replace the Cisco ONS 15304. Availability of the SDH functionality of the ONS 15327 will be 1H CY02. The increased SDH functionality of the Cisco ONS 15327 will deliver supercharged SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy), integrated optical networking, unprecedented multiservices on demand, and radical economics to the edge of metro networks. This evolutionary platform enables service providers to deploy next-generation services more rapidly than ever before. The Cisco ONS 15327 is built on the proven technology of the industry-leading Cisco ONS 15454 Optical Transport Platform, which is widely deployed by customers.

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