Ciena’s 3948 is a cost-effective router designed to address the requirements for higher capacity and end-to-end disaggregated IP services at the network access, supporting 4G network evolution, 5G deployments, enterprises, and next-generation business services.
The 3948 addresses customers’ key needs, supporting routing, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Segment Routing (SR) label and 1/10GbE port density in a compact 1RU form factor. The 3948 features a high-capacity 64 Gb/s switching fabric supporting 4 x 1/10GbE SFP+ ports and 12 x 100MbE/1GbE SFP ports, addressing the continued demand for bandwidth and flexibility in access networks.
Features and benefits
Offers 64 Gb/s of non-blocking switching capacity in a compact device
Features low footprint 1RU packaging with: – 4 x 1/10GbE SFP+ ports – 12 x 100MbE/1GbE SFP ports
Carrier Ethernet, IP routing, and SR-MPLS
Hardware-assisted OAM scaled to deliver services with guaranteed SLA differentiation
SZTP for rapid, secure, and error-free turn-up of services
Built-in RFC 2544 and ITU-T Y.1564 SAT with 10 Gb/s traffic generation and analysis
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