GigaMux 6000

Sorrento Networks’ carrier & data centre class Ethernet solutions


  • Family of data centre-class Ethernet switching systems

  • Combines carrier-grade Ethernet with our optical fibre and WDM expertise capable of advanced network topologies such as ring and leaf protection

  • Dual power supplies for redundancy

  • SNMP network management

  • May be used on shared or direct fibre networks

  • Wide range of service rates – sub-100Mb/s to 10Gb/s and up

  • Uplink Connections at 10Gb/s, 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s

  • Two members of GigaMux 6000 family: GigaMux 6100, our 10G/1G platform and GigaMux 6200, our 100G/10G platform

The GigaMux 6000 family from Sorrento Networks provides Ethernet-based service aggregation to create a carrier-class backhaul network for EPON/GPON Access services, or direct Ethernet Service delivery.

GigaMux 6200 - Multiple 10G fibre Downlink Ports with 40 or 100Gb uplink

GigaMux 6200 – Multiple 10G fibre Downlink Ports with 40 or 100Gb uplink

GigaMux 6100 - Multiple 1G fibre Downlink Ports with 10Gb uplink

GigaMux 6100 – Multiple 1G fibre Downlink Ports with 10Gb uplink

Carrier-style enterprise services: For example, the GigaMux 6200 may be used to provide 10G Ethernet based leased line style services. These may be delivered using direct fibre, or fibre as a shared infrastructure using DWDM technology with other Ethernet services.

Typical GigaMux 6000 Deployment Scenarios

Networks need aggregation: As traffic from having many end users grows, carriers and ISPs need to ensure it is backhauled across their networks into the core efficiently. Also necessary is a higher degree of resilience against fibre damage or equipment failure. Aggregation removes unused bandwidth from datastreams, ensuring that only customer traffic is carried.

Traditional statistical multiplexing is only part of this story. To ensure service level agreements are upheld, more sophisticated virtual LAN (VLAN) technology is used, ensuring that bandwidth is used according to service priority and requirement. Other non-IT network technologies such as ring and leaf protection schemes are also employed – to provide protection against real life issues such as fibre cuts and equipment damage.

When fibre is in short supply, it is a resource that should not be wasted as backhaul bandwidths grow and grow. On the other hand, if there are many fibres available that may not be a problem.

Normally, network operators need to decide between ever higher bit rates in their backhaul networks and using larger numbers of fibres. With Sorrento Networks’ hybrid Ethernet-on-WDM approach, operators maintain essentially the same approach in both cases, simply by using DWDM-based ‘Virtual Fibres’ (wavelengths) using the same equipment either on multiple fibres or the the same fibres, depending on the circumstance.

Typical GigaMux 6000-based WDM Aggregating Backhaul Ring

Typical Gigamux 6000 deployment

Typical Carrier-Grade Ethernet-on-WDM Aggregating Backhaul Ring 

Access Networks In the final access Segment, once again fibre may be plentiful or it may be in short supply. There may be existing services in place that customers may wish to continue in operation during a changeover, or maybe the customer would prefer to have a range of service options from different operators. Whichever case applies, fibre is not a resource that should be wasted.

While typical single fibre operation, residential style services may be sufficient for some, for others such as medium and large enterprises residential service levels are not acceptable and a leased line service is necessary. In such cases, the ability to deliver high bandwidth uncontended Ethernet services will be competitive to many service operators – and once again WDM Ethernet leased lines on Virtual Fibre could be attractive, especially as they can be combined with residential services using Sorrento Networks’ hybrid DWDM-on-PON approach.


Sorrento Fibre Diagram

Typical GigaMux 6000-based Virtual Fibre Service Delivery

Hybrid Residential & Enterprise Services: On the GigaMux 6200, 10G Ethernet leased lines may be used in conjunction with EPON or GPON fibre networks using Sorrento Networks’ innovative hybrid DWDM-on-PON technology solution. All of these services may be delivered on the same fibre at the same time.


Why Choose Sorrento Networks?


We've been transforming connectivity for 25 years for various applications in both large organisations and SMEs in many industries across Europe and the United States.


We've worked with some of the largest players in the industry and understand the importance of a sustainable and reliable network.


On every step of your fibre journey, we're with you  even after your network has been designed and built.

“This empowers VTG to offer 99.9999% availability so not only are they offering customers the bandwidth they require but also the maximum uptime with minimal latency.”

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