Nokia on Wednesday launched the world's fastest network chips based on its FP4 silicon, marking a breakthrough into the router market dominated by rivals Juniper and Cisco.
The foundation of these new systems is FP4 networking chipset. FP4 features the world's first 2.4 Tb/s network processor - up to 6x more powerful than processors currently available.
Nokia says that the FP4 design also delivers many architectural innovations, including novel Nokia-invented intelligent memory, that enhance performance and efficiency, all while minimizing package size.
The new Nokia 7750 Service Router (SR)-s series provides the industry's highest-density routing platform that can support a 144 Tb/s configuration in a single shelf.
In addition, the company introduced a petabit-class router, the new Nokia 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS)-XC. It is the world's highest-capacity router to date. It scales to 576 Tb/s in a single system through chassis extension, without requiring separate switching shelves.
The new Nokia platforms deliver terabit IP flows, a 10x improvement over the existing 100 Gb/s links used to construct the internet backbone. They should help the company win business such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, for whom transmission speed is everything and who are still increasing spending on network gear, unlike its traditional base of telecoms customers.
Nokia will begin shipping the solution in Q4 2017.