Packet-based services dominate the overall network traffic and as a result service providers are required to migrate their existing transport networks from time-division multiplexing (TDM) networks to packet transport networks. Service providers need next-generation transport networks that can enable and support new mesh, multipoint, and multidirectional services. By deploying packet transport networks, service providers can benefit from statistical multiplexing, dynamic bandwidth allocation, and quality of service (QoS).
The Carrier Packet Transport (CPT) system is designed to help service providers transition from TDM networks to packet transport networks smoothly and efficiently. The CPT System is an integrated packet transport platform that enables service providers to deploy new packet transport networks.
The CPT System is the first Packet–Optical Transport System (P–OTS) built on standards-based Multiprotocol Label Switching–Transport Profile (MPLS–TP) technology. The CPT System unifies both packet and transport technologies, giving service providers a strong foundation for next-generation transport. The CPT System is designed to support transport applications so that service providers can continue to offer existing transport services while enabling new packet services.
The CPT System is a platform that provides architectural flexibility with support for MPLS–TP, IP/MPLS, and Carrier Ethernet transport. This provides service providers data plane and control plane flexibility in network deployments. The CPT platform enables service providers to provide mobile back-haul, Ethernet services, and TDM services for residential and business customers.
The CPT System integrates DWDM, Optical Transport Network (OTN), Ethernet, and standards-based MPLS-TP in a single system. The CPT System also integrates with other Cisco platforms such as the ONS 15454, Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router, and Carrier Routing System to deliver a combined IP/MPLS and MPLS–TP solution under a single control plane, forwarding mechanism, and Network Management System (NMS). This solution enables service providers to deploy this solution and interoperate with existing deployed IP/MPLS networks.
The CPT System works in the metro edge and access portion of the network providing an integrated packet and transport solution. The CPT System results in significant reduction in rack space and power consumption.
The CPT System offers:
- A unique architecture with remotely managed CPT 50 panels.
- High Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet port density per rack unit.
- Integrated A-to-Z management for packet and transport.