T-Metro 8100

High Density 100GE Service Aggregation Platform and Cloud Gateway

Telco Systems unveils its new next-generation T-Metro 8100, a high-density 100GE service aggregation platform and cloud gateway. The new solution a carrier grade 3RU 100GE aggregation switch, with adaptable port configuration.

The switch offers massive service scalability, carrier class resiliency, and  industry-leading features like HQoS and OAM (operations, administration and management) to accommodate any customer networking choice.
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Telco Systems’ T-Metro 8100 is a next-generation, high-density, standalone service aggregation platform providing carrier Ethernet 2.0, MPLS, IP (Layer 3), and SDN (NETCONF). T-Metro 8100 offers massive service scalability, carrier class resiliency, and an industry-leading features like QoS and OAM (operations, administration and management.

This best-in class service switch allows carriers to offer 100GE connectivity and aggregation to meet the growing pressure for more bandwidth and lower price per gigabit. With 960G capacity in a compact 3RU chassis, the T-Metro 8100 provides a wide range of port density, management and resiliency making it the platform of choice for wide-scale carrier Ethernet adoption, implementation, and network transformation.

T-Metro 8100 is designed for service providers who need high reliability and flexibility to aggregate multiple services over 1GE, 10GE, 40GE and 100GE port rates in a metro Ethernet environment. It offers a full MPLS provider edge (PE) solution with integrated, advanced MPLS/HVPLS and IP/MPLS capabilities, and multi rate ports flexibility between 100GE, 40GE, 10GE or 1GE ports. By using 100GE, carriers can gradually move from dark fiber xWDM transport to active fiber network and lower their total cost of ownership.

100GE MPLS Cloud-based Service Solution

Cloud-based services pose new challenges for service providers. T-Metro 8100 addresses these challenges using MPLS to provide low latency L2VPN, high availability, and end-to-end service assurance using advanced OAM tools and increased scalability.

T-Metro 8100 complements the T-Metro 8000 Aggregation and Cloud Gateway Family by driving high capacity 100GE/40GE rings into the aggregation layer to support high-bandwidth cloud applications and mobile backhaul networks. With the addition of T-Metro 8100, Telco Systems offers service providers cloud-to-edge and cloud-to-cloud end-to-end services, assuring an exceptional level of experience for the end-user while optimizing carrier resources.

L3 Support

T-Metro 8100 provides comprehensive solutions and services with native IP support, including Virtual Routing and Forwarding VRF lite, IP static routing, and dynamic routing protocols like OSPF and BGP. T-Metro 8100 also supports Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP).

The T-Metro 8100 leverages Telco Systems’ field-proven, carrier grade BiNOX operating system – common among all its platforms – to provide a robust and advanced multi-layer software platform to support administration, and maintenance requirements. Hardware- based QoS allows for very high QoS granularity independent of physical ports or services, while an embedded test head* supports end-to-end SLA measurement and assurance. It also offers advanced OAM, supporting hundreds of services with ITU-T Y.1731 SLM, RFC 2544 and Y.1564 measuring the network performance.
  • 2x100GE+4x40GE+8x10GE or 2x100GE+24x10GE or 40x10GE Fabric interface ports in 3RU
  • Full MPLS (VPWS, VPLS, HVPLS) Provider Edge and IP/MPLS
  • Highly scalable solution to support large amount of services
  • Enhanced Quality of Service and service granularity support
  • MEF CE 1.0/2.0, IEEE, ITU-T and IETF standards compliance for multi- vendor interoperability
  • Integrated with EdgeGenie Orchestrator for full network lifecycle management
  • Extensive service redundancy (xSTP, FRR, G.8032, dual homing)
  • Enhanced control plane and routing features (OSPF, IS-IS, LDP, RSVP-TE)
  • Low power consumption to reduce OPEX
  • Redundant hot-swappable DC power supplies and fan tray
  • Support for 19” and 23” racks
  • Support for short and long-haul optical interconnect

Hardware Characteristics
2x100GE (QSFP28)+ 4x40GE (QSFP+) + 8x10GE (SFP+) or 2x100GE (QSFP28) + 24x10GE (MPO breakout cable and SFP+) or 40x10GE ports (MPO breakout cable and SFP+), Wire speed non-blocking 960Gbps full duplex switching capacity in 3RU, support for short and long-haul optical interconnect 

IEEE 802.1Q bridging, IEEE 802.1ad Q-in-Q (TLS), MPLS L2VPN

Sub-50ms RSVP-TE FRR, secondary LSP
ITU-T G.8032, G.8031*, xSTP, resilient link, dual homing VPLS/HVPLS LAG (Static/IEEE 802.3ad LACP/Multi-chassis)

Quality of Service
Per port/EVC/flow single/dual rate limiting
Hierarchical rate limit per port/EVC/flow
SP, WRR and hybrid frames scheduling, CoS marking and mapping per EVC

IGMP v1/v2/v3

Hardware-based IEEE 802.3ah EFM, IEEE 802.1ag CFM

Console, Telnet, SSHv2, Radius, TACACS+, SNMP v1/2/3, xFTP, NTP, DNS resolver

ACLs, RADIUS, SSHv2, SNMPv3, SFTP, port security, broadcast storm prevention, secured access

General Specifications
Dimensions 3RU H x 17.64”W x 15.1”D (133.35 x 448 x 385.8mm)
Weight: 9kg – 14.5kg
Power: Dual redundant, hot-swappable DC 24/-48VDC, Max power consumption: 200W
Operating temp: 0ºC to 45ºC 
Humidity: Up to 95%, non-condensing
Fan: Load sharing, speed controlled, hot-swappable

Regulatory Compliance
European CE marking, EN 55022 Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, EN55024:1998+A1, EMC Immunity, Harmonics: EN 61000- 3-2/ IEC 61000-3-2, Voltage fluctuations: EN 61000-3-3/ IEC 61000-3-3, ESD: EN 61000-4-2/ IEC 61000-4-2, RFI-AM: EN 61000-4-3/ IEC 61000-4-3, EFT: EN 61000-4-4/ IEC 61000-4-4, Surges: EN 61000-4-5/ IEC 61000-4-5, Conducted: EN 61000-4-6/ IEC 61000-4-6, Voltage DIP: EN 61000-4-11/IEC 61000-4-11, EMC Emissions, FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A, ICES-003 Issue 4 Class A (Canada), EN 300386, Telcordia GR-1089 issue 4

Environmental Compliance
Full RoHS

Safety Requirements
UL 60950, EN 60950, IEC 60950, IEC 60825-1, CSA 22.2 No. 950, Class 1 Laser product safety (eye safety)
  • High-density business services and carrier Ethernet network aggregator
  • Mobile backhaul carrier Ethernet/MPLS aggregator
  • SDN networks with NETCONF
  • Cloud gateway – cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-edge connectivity
  • Cost-optimized DSLAM, CMTS and OLTs aggregation
  • 100GE service aggregation
  • Carrier exchange, interconnect
Data Sheets
T-Metro 8100 Data Sheet
A4 PDF (1.16 MB) • Letter PDF (1.16 MB) • updated: 2018-07-30