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WaveLite Enterprise Optical Networking

Bringing scale to the edge with cost-optimized ease-of-use for multi-tenant CPE and enterprise optical networks

Enterprise wide area networks connect all aspects of the enterprise: headquarters to branch offices, manufacturing plants to supply chains, customers to sales; all functions of a modern business now rely upon network connectivity to accomplish the enterprise’s mission. Some enterprises choose to build private WAN backbones while others prefer to use managed WAN services.

Data center interconnect (DCI) is an important use case of the enterprise WAN, linking data centers for critical applications, such as business continuity, disaster recovery, or remote analytic computing.

The Nokia WaveLite optical transport product family provides an enterprise purpose-built solution for DCI and corporate connectivity. Comprising a five-member set of service aggregation and transport components, WaveLite features three multiplexing transponders (muxponders) for aggregating a wide range of client services onto higher rate optical lines using commonly available pluggable optical modules.

The family also includes optical amplifier and wavelength multiplexer/de-multiplexer modules. Together, these modules meet the needs of enterprise and service provider networks built to specifically support enterprises. All WaveLite products are compact, have a 1RU-high chassis with low power consumption, and AC or DC powering. The products are configured through an on-demand, user-friendly, web-based interface.

WaveLite delivers easy-to-deploy solutions for many enterprise networking use cases, including:

  • Enterprise WAN connectivity: enables aggregation and transport of multiple applications or services onto higher rate optical links for connection to various offices, operations, data centers and internet exchanges. 
  • Enterprise self-build DCI: lets enterprises, using leased dark fiber, easily construct data center interconnect to enterprise-owned or multi-tenant data centers.
  • Enterprise managed DCI with a service provider: allows service providers to build enterprise dedicated connectivity solutions with ease and at low cost.

For these and many other use cases, WaveLite helps enterprises build private optical networks with solutions that are efficient, secure, resilient and easy to deploy.


The Nokia WaveLite family



WaveLite Metro 200

  • 200G OTN muxponder with 2x 100G on single coherent line via CFP2 ACO. Includes optical line protection.
  • Large enterprise optical transport for enterprise WAN and DCI, including applications needing optical line protection.

WaveLite Access 200

  • Flexible 200G muxponder with 2x QSFP28 B&W line-side interfaces
  • Medium-to-large enterprise optical transport for enterprise WAN and DCI

WaveLite Metro 20

  • 20G multiservice aggregator 2x OTU2 XFP line and up to 16 multiprotocol clients.
  • Medium-to-large enterprise service aggregation in enterprise WAN

WaveLite Amplifier

  • Metro EDFA amplifier
  • Optical line amplifier for longer metro or LAN extension spans

WaveLite Mux 16

  • 16 channel DWDM multiplex/demultiplex module with integral amplifier. Includes optical line protection
  • Large enterprise WAN network DWDM multiplex/demultiplex and amplification

Webinar: Enterprise private optical networks

Video: Wavelite - Redefining private optical networks — 02:08

Application Note: Wavelite - Redefining enterprise optical transport

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