Menara Networks Announces Transceiver Breakthrough – Introduces Industry’s First Tunable SFP+ Transceiver with Integrated OTN and Forward Error Correction



Los Angeles, California March 21, 2017 –    Menara Networks, an IPG Photonics company and a vertically integrated provider of IP/Ethernet DWDM transport solutions, today announced the introduction of the industry’s first Tunable SFP+ transceiver with integrated OTN framing and Forward Error Correction capabilities.


Part of Menara’s ATLAS family of “system-in-module” transceivers, the new OTN SFP+ transceiver leverages the Company’s proprietary high speed mixed signal CMOS RADIA ASIC and provides full C-band tunability on the ITU-T 50 GHz grid, G.709 compliant OTN framing and G.975 compliant GFEC and EFEC capabilities in a 100% SFP+ MSA compliant form factor. Menara’s tunable OTN SFP+ is compatible with all major MPLS Routers, Ethernet Switches, and Packet Optical platforms and can provide up to 3,000 DWDM transmission reach for both 10GE and 10G SONET/SDH client signals.


“Our customers world-wide have achieved substantial cost savings and time-to-market advantages by using our OTN XFP “system-in-a-module” transceivers to eliminate the need for DWDM transponders in their networks,” said Siraj Nour ElAhmadi, Menara co-founder and President. “Thanks to our new sub-micron CMOS RADIA ASIC and innovative low power designs, we are now able to bring the same benefits in the smaller SFP+ form factor and accompany our customers in their network transition.”


“Menara Networks has pioneered the integration of system-level functions into hot pluggable MSA transceivers,” observed Michael Howard, Senior Research Director and Advisor, Carrier Networks at IHS Markit Technology. “The new SFP+ with integrated OTN framing and FEC can help service providers to simplify their networks, particularly for an “Ethernet + Optical” network environment for better economics and more efficient operations.”


Menara will be sampling its Atlas tunable OTN SFP+ in 2Q’17. For more information, please visit the Menara Networks Booth #3631 on the exhibit floor of the Optical Fiber Communications conference from March 21-23, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


About IPG Photonics Corporation

IPG Photonics Corp. -  Founded in 1990, IPG pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based lasers for use in diverse applications, primarily materials processing, as well as telecommunications, medical and advanced applications. Fiber lasers have revolutionized the industry by delivering superior performance, reliability and usability at a lower total cost of ownership compared with conventional lasers, allowing end users to increase productivity and decrease operating costs. IPG has its headquarters in Oxford, Massachusetts, and has additional plants and offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit


About Menara Networks

Menara Networks -  Menara Networks develops innovative products and solutions that greatly simplify today's layered optical transport networks. Leveraging the company's proprietary high speed ICs and its extensive expertise in optical networking and system design, Menara portfolio of OTN XFP, SFP+ and CFP modules provide optical networks with superior performance and improved service velocity while drastically reducing floor space, power consumption and overall network cost. The company’s unique solutions continue to save carriers CapEx dollars and eliminate the need for footprint, heat, and power associated with DWDM transponders in central offices and data centers around the world. For more information, please visit



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