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1620 Softnode

Meet increasing demand for capacity, connectivity, and flexible data exchange with the 1620 Softnode from Nokia Submarine Networks. This platform lets you transmit 240 Tbit/s on multiple fiber pairs – an industry first. It also provides full scalability that covers large system deployments, web-scale connectivity, and upgrades. With the 1620 Softnode, you can support new data services, extend your reach, and create economies of scale.

The 1620 Softnode expands on our field-proven 1620 LM submarine line terminal equipment (SLTE). Offering innovations such as variable bit rate line cards, it supports faster transmission speeds and a wider range of frequencies over longer routes. A 1620 Softnode deployment lets you:

  • Support web-scale connections between data centers on different continents
  • Evolve SLTE seamlessly by leveraging existing 1620 LM deployments to offer 400 Gb/s support
  • Tune bit rates to specific applications to maximize capacity and flexibility over systems of any reach

Benefits & Features

Increases capacity over systems of any reach

Network configuration options let you extend high-capacity fiber connections between points of presence up to 14,000 km apart

Stepless optical transmission tuning capabilities help you extract maximum capacity from the wet plant and dry plant

Proprietary spectrum engineering lets you tune wavelength bit rates to specific applications

Supports any application

One single line card allows you to choose 100, 200, 300, or 400 Gb/s transmission

Comprehensive tuning toolset enables you to refine transmission performance for any link

Creates economies of scale

Plug-and-play line cards simplify installation and offer fast, dynamic provisioning

Ability to transmit 240 Tbit/s

Manages multiple fiber pairs to reduce the cost of capacity

Extends transoceanic capacity to inland PoPs and data centers

Reduces equipment footprint and power consumption

Small form factor terminal equipment uses up to 10x less space in landing station

Energy efficient node consumes 2–3x less power than existing SLTE technology