Alcatel-Lucent 1645 AMC User Manual

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1645 AMC Access

Mutiplexer Compact

Cost-effectiveand compactSTM-1/4multiservice metro access

The Alcatel-Lucent1645 Access Multiplexer Compact (AMC) is a Synchronous Transport Module 1/4(STM-1/4)platform that allows service providers to deliver a rich set ofcost-effectiveTDM and Ethernet services to small and medium enterprises (SME). Offering enhancedrevenue-generatingpotential and eliminating the need for overlay networks, it

is energy efficient and compact, improving the use of space while reducing operating expenditures (OPEX). Supporting fiber and copper, the 1645 AMC transports metro and access traffic to the network edge, using both optical and electrical interfaces.

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Meeting enterprise demands

To be profitable, service providers must reduce OPEX while meeting business customers’ demands by offering a host of revenue-generatingInternet Protocol (IP) and Ethernet services. Simultaneously, some enterprises want to build, operate and control their own networks.

For the service provider, the 1645 AMC serves as a small-footprint,SDH multiservice provisioning platform (MSPP) that can be installed on the customer premises, providing TDM and Ethernet services. With versatile and robust management capabilities, it offers flexible installation options. Enterprises can use the 1645 AMC to build and operate their own optical networks, using leased or owned fiber.

The 1645 AMC provides flexible, multiservice access to business customers and extends Ethernet services to the metro and access edges. It also supports fiber and copper access for SDH, TDM and Ethernet traffic through both optical and electrical interfaces.

Key benefits

Eliminates the need for overlay networks

Enhances revenue-generatingcapabilities while reducing OPEX

Provides flexible, rich, multiservice access to business customers

Extends Ethernet services to the metro and access edges

Offers flexible installation options through small-footprint

Delivers versatile and robust management capabilities

Supports fiber and copper access for SDH, TDM and Ethernet traffic through both optical and electrical interfaces

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Fiber business applications

The 1645 AMC offers a powerful and economical base for fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) applications. This compact MSPP aggregates traditional TDM and Ethernet services over SDH transport and can operate as customer premises equipment (CPE) ornetwork-edgedevices. It supports Ethernet from 10/100 to Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), TDM from E1 to E3, SDH and a rich set ofSTM-1/4-lineand client interfaces.

Providing highly effective solutions for enterprise network services, the 1645 AMC supports flexible ring configurations. Services include Ethernet business services, LAN and Private Branch Exchange (PBX) interconnection over fiber, all services where solid performance and reliability are essential service attributes. It can also be used for interoffice applications in both access and mobile networks based on fiber or copper, facilitating Ethernet local area network (E-LAN)communication on campus and in virtual private networks (VPNs).

No overlay networks

Available in STM-4configurations, the 1645 AMC provides a wide range of interfaces, includingprivate-lineand switched Ethernet capabilities. It is an economical, multiservice unit that transports metro and access traffic over existing SDH networks, eliminating the need for overlay networks for Ethernet services.

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Enhanced revenue generation, reduced expenses

The 1645 AMC enhances revenuegenerating capabilities by allowing service providers to offer services such as IP transport, Ethernet Layer 2 switching and TDM to customers with various traffic demands. It improves OPEX through efficient use of space in tight environments and low energy consumption.

Flexible, multiservice business access

The 1645 AMC provides flexible multiservice access to business customers. It supports both ring or mesh configurations for FTTB applications in access networks. In addition to cost-effectiveenterprise network services, the 1645 AMC also offers interoffice applications in both access and mobile networks and facilitatesLAN-to-LANcommunication on campus and through VPNs.

The 1645 AMC, an economical, multiservice device, allows nextgeneration services over a legacy SDH network, leveraging existing service-providerassets.

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Cost-effectiveTDM, IP and Ethernet

Create new revenue-generatingopportunities by offering more services to SME customers. Transport metro and access services over existing SDH facilities, eliminating the need for overlay networks.

The 1645 AMC offers Ethernet and IP applications, including:

• Economical voice and data CPE

• Ethernet services for business customers:

¬ Point-to-pointEthernet private line (EPL)

¬ Point-to-multipointEthernet virtual private line (EVPL)


Multipoint-to-multipoint virtual line/LAN services (packet ring) with bandwidth sharing and statistical multiplexing

Figure 1. 1645 AMC supporting a typical metro-accessapplication

Ethernet over copper using symmetric high-speed digital subscriber line (SHDSL)


Network/Third-GenerationMobile Network (2G/3G) mobile aggregation

The 1645 AMC supports costefficient and reliable transport of TDM and Ethernet services in the metro access. Figure 1 shows the 1645 AMC and the Alcatel-Lucent1643 Access Multiplexer Small (AMS) platforms working together to support a typicalmetro-accessapplication, with the 1645 AMC providingSTM-4transport and the 1643 AMS supportingSTM-1transport for multiservice traffic.




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Extended Ethernet services

When deploying the optional Alcatel-LucentTransLAN® Card, the 1645 AMC supports a diverse mix of standar­ dized Ethernet services. Depending on theTransLAN Card selected, the 1645 AMC provides the following capabilities:

Full Layer 2 switching functionality: point-to-point andpoint-to-multipoint

Virtual concatenation (VCAT) and generic framing procedure (GFP)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

(IEEE) 802.1Q virtual local area network (VLAN) tagging and IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridging, also called stacked VLANs

VLAN trunking, saving physical interfaces at hub locations

Installation flexibility

With its compact design, the 1645 AMC is suitable for both street cabinet and CPE installation. It supports either AC or DC power supplies, further increasing deployment flexibility.

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Versatile and robust management capabilities

Either the Alcatel-Lucent1350 Optical Management System (OMS) or aPC-based,Graphical User Interface (GUI) craft terminal can be used to manage the 1645 AMC. When the OMS is deployed, the 1645AMC communicates through an embedded communications channel. ThePC-basedcraft interface can be used for local and remote management andcost-effective

centralized alarming. The 1645 AMC can also be integrated into Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) management systems.

The 1645 AMC derives fault-man-agement information by monitoring and analyzing information contained in the path overhead of each virtual container (VC). Alarm information is filtered and displayed locally while it is simultaneously transmitted to themanagement-centerdatabase.

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Performance-managementinformation from the overhead bytes is analyzed and stored in the database of the 1645 AMC. When equipped with aTransLAN® Card, the 1645 AMC can also storeEthernet-specificperformance information.

The 1645 AMC stores several different equipment configurations in its network management system. This feature facilitates quick turnaround for configuration changes.

Service level agreement (SLA) management is available with traffic profiles that include:

Best effort

Bandwidth guaranteed

Regulated: minimum bandwidth guaranteed plus burst

Fiber and copper access options

When fiber access is available, the 1645 AMC can be installed directly as CPE. If the last mile to the customer must be bridged through copper, the 1645 AMC provides an SHDSL option card. As a result, E1 over copper or 10/100BASE-T

Ethernet access through up to four combined SHDSL copper lines can be served.

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The 1645 AMC can be equipped with the following high-speedoptical Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) network interfaces:

SMT-4S-4.1(short haul)

STM-4L-4.1(long haul)

STM-4L-4.2(long haul)

SMT-1/4multirate bidirectional

STM-1S-1.1(short haul)

STM-1L-1.1(long haul)

STM-1L-1.2(long haul)

Equipped with 16 2 Mb/s (E1) G.703 tributary interfaces, an optional card can expand the 1645 AMC to a maximum of 32 interfaces. In accordance with G.704 and I.431, support of Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) modes is also available.

Adding an optional board offers support for other interfaces:

16-portE1: 2 Mb/s

16-portDS1: 1.5 Mb/s

3-portE2/DS3: 34 Mb/sto 45 Mb/s, provisional

6-portSTM-1supporting SFP

12 SHDSL: Ethernet over copper/E1


Ethernet private line

5-portswitched Ethernet;

3 x 10/100BASE-T,

1 x 10/100/1000BASE-T,


Key features

Cost-effectivemultiservice accessover the established SDH base

Multiple main-boardconfigura- tions to serve various needs

Variety of option boards to serve individual service needs

Ethernet EPL, EVPL and

ELAN services using optional

TransLAN Card

Space-saving,compact design

Low power consumption

Street cabinet or CPE installa- tion options

VC-12, VC-3 and VC-4 SNC protection

Ethernet and E1 over copper

Cost-effective CPE for voiceand data-servicestransport

Cost-effectivebusiness-dataaccess, including E1/Ethernet over copper by SHDSL

2G/3G mobile aggregation

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