Menara Networks Announces General Availability for its Full C-Band Tunable XFP and XENPAK Modules with Integrated OTN Framing and Forward Error Correction

Los Angels, CA--March 8, 2011— Menara Networks, a vertically integrated optical IP/Ethernet transport specialist announces general availability of its full C-band Tunable OTN XFP and OTN XENPAK with integrated G.709 OTN framing and forward error correction.

The Full C-band 50GHz Tunable OTN XFP and OTN XENPAK complete the company portfolio of providing total DWDM transponder replacement by offering all the necessary OTN transponder functions in a low power, cost effective, XFP or XENPAK small form-factor MSA transceiver. Menara’s patented “System-in-a-Module” Tunable OTN XFP and OTN XENAPK transceivers offer complete high performance optical networking functions including integrated ITU-T G.709 OTU-2 framing, OTN alarms and performance monitoring processing, Forward Error Correction for OSNR gain, automatic receiver threshold adaptation based on Forward Error Correction feedback and SBS suppression for ultra long reach systems. Additionally Menara OTN transceivers offer system and line loopbacks as well as an integrated 231 pattern generator and checker for rapid, automated in-field testing or troubleshooting, thus greatly simplifying the provisioning and turn-up of DWDM capacity. The Menara OTN XFP or OTN XENPAK transceiver module can be individually tuned to any one of 94 channels over the 50 GHz ITU grid and supports error-free, in-service transmission over existing deployments of both 100GHz and 50GHz DWDM systems. Menara OTN XFP modules offer true transponder replacement for high performance metro, regional, and long haul DWDM networks thus greatly simplifying DWDM networks and bringing disruptive economics and operational efficiencies to carriers.

“Our MSO and carrier customers are very pleased with the robustness, ease-of-use, and the millions of CapEX and OpEx dollars they have and continue to save with our unique patented OTN hot pluggable modules for transponder replacement,” comments Siraj Nour ElAhmadi, Menara CEO and Co-Founder. “They also tell us about the importance of full C-band 50GHz tunability for their operations and inventory efficiency, and we have listened. We are happy to augment our product portfolio with full C-band tunability and look forward to continue to offer our customers with the necessary disruptive economics they must have in order to successfully compete in their respective markets. This announcement is a crucial step towards our efforts to help carriers bridge the expanding and vexing gap between exploding traffic growth and its associated DWDM transport cost on one hand, and the fast eroding “revenue per bit” on the other hand.”

About 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 products 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 millions of CapEx dollars and eliminate the need for foot-print, heat, and power associated with DWDM transponders in central offices and data centers around the world. For more information, visit


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