Carrier Ethernet

High port-density service aggregation for 100Gbit/s edge networks

The demand for bandwidth in the metro space is constantly rising. It’s being fueled by the boom in cloud computing and the hunger for mobile broadband, both of which create the need for traffic aggregation. As a result, business and mobile network operators are rolling out 10Gbit/s services in their networks, driving the demand for 100Gbit/s aggregation at the metro edge. Our FSP 150-XG480 is a carrier-class aggregation platform that enables high-scale 10Gbit/s service aggregation in a compact form factor.

Our FSP 150-XG480 is designed for high-density aggregation of MEF CE 2.0/3.0 services. The product features 25GbE and 100GbE interfaces for high-speed connectivity to the metro core and supports hardware-based time distribution on all traffic ports (Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588). The XG480 supports standard Ethernet OAM and Y.1564 for service activation testing up to 100Gbit/s. It supports network overlay capabilities, such as VXLAN, for the delivery of MEF services over IP networks. It also features a wide range of traffic protection mechanisms including IEEE 802.1AX DRNI for high service availability. What’s more, the FSP 150-XG480 is a compact aggregation platform designed to work in locations with no temperature control

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Your benefits

  • High-density 10GbE service aggregation

    Seamless transition from 1Gbit/s to 10Gbit/s services with 25GbE and 100GbE trunk capacity
  • Compact design

    High port count, low footprint: 2RU height and 227.4mm depth
  • Versatile deployment

    Compact size and extended operating temperature range (-40°C to 65°C) enable deployment in street cabinets and harsh environments
  • Timing distribution

    Hardware-based timing support on all traffic interfaces enabling accurate frequency and phase distribution using Sync-E and 1588v2 PTP
  • Carrier class

    Standard Ethernet OAM and Y.1564 service activation testing for delivery of MEF Carrier Ethernet services up to 100GbE
  • Network overlay

    Network overlay such as VxLAN enabling transport of Carrier Ethernet service over IP networks

High-level specifications

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Applications in your network

Aggregation of high-bandwidth business and wholesale services

  • Highly resilient, SLA-based 10, 25 and 100GbE CE 2.0 service aggregation featuring ENNI and UNI
  • Growing mobile backhaul and fronthaul networks to 10Gbit/s and 25Gbit/s at the base station
  • Aggregating DSLAM traffic in metro networks for residential and multi-tenant applications
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Switching capacity and traffic ports

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  • E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, E-Access
  • VRF-Lite

Layer 2 Features

  • IEEE 802.1ad provider bridging (C-Tag and S-Tag)
  • Acceptable client frame policy: tagged or untagged
  • Port VLAN ID (pvid) and Priority VID
  • MAC learning and switching with split-horizon
  • MAC table limit per bridge domain
  • Up to 500,000 MAC addresses per device
  • VLAN tag manipulation (push/pop and swap)
  • L2 control protocols disposition (MEF-45)
  • Jumbo frame support
  • IGMP snooping
  • IEEE 802.1AX

IP Routing (VRF-Lite)

  • Wire-speed L3 forwarding
  • DHCP Relay Agent
  • Static routes
  • OSPFv2
  • IS-IS
  • BGP
  • ECMP IPv4/IPv6
  • VRRP

Network Overlay

  • MPLS layer 2 VPNs, E-LAN,
  • − Static labels
  • VxLAN

Ethernet OAM

  • IEEE 802.3ah Link OAM
  • IEEE 802.1ag connectivity fault management (CFM)
  • ITU-T Y.1731 SLM/SLR and DMM/DMR
  • ITU-T Y.1564 service activation testing (MEF-48/49)
  • Port level and VLAN level loopback
  • Link loss forwarding
  • Dying Gasp
  • Port mirroring

Performance Monitoring

  • RFC 2819 RMON Etherstats on a per-port and per-service basis
  • 15-min and 1-day performance data bins
  • Threshold-setting and threshold-crossing alerts
  • Physical parameters monitoring for optics
  • Temperature monitoring and thermal alarms
  • ITU-T Y.1731 dual-ended synthetic frame loss and delay measurement
  • MEF-35 SOAM PM
  • TWAMP sender/reflector

Management features

  • Local LAN ports (RJ45)
  • Console por
  • USB Type A interface
  • eSATA
  • In-band management over management VLAN
  • IPv4 and IPv6 protocol stacks, including dual-stack operation
  • Telnet, SSHv2, https, SNMP (v1/v2c, v3)
  • Netconf/YANG
  • Netconf Zero Touch
  • Database backup and restore
  • System software download via FTP, https, SFTP or SCP (dual flash banks)
  • Remote authentication via TACACS+/RADIUS
  • Access Control Lists
  • OSPF
  • Network time protocol (NTP)
  • Link layer discovery protocol (LLDP)
  • Time of day + time zone
  • Alarm log, audit log and security log (local and remote via syslog protocol)
  • DHCP client

Traffic protection

  • IEEE 802.1AX Link Aggregation with DRNI
  • ITU-T G.8031 Ethernet Linear Protection Switching
  • ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection

Traffic Management

  • Port level Broadcast/Multicast rate limiting on receive
  • Class of Service Identifier: 802.1P, IP-TOS/DSCP
  • MEF-10.3 hierarchical metering with token-share envelopes
  • Strict priority (SP) and weighted Round Robin scheduling mechanisms
  • Congestion-avoidance mechanism WRED
  • COS level shaping per-port and per FlowPoint
  • Hierarchical shaping per FlowPoin
  • Port level rate limiting on transmit
  • L2-L4 ACLs


  • ITU-T G.8261 / G.8262 / G.8264 Synchronous Ethernet on all traffic interfaces
  • Synchronization Status Messages (ESMC)
  • IEEE 1588-2008
  • PTP Telecom Profiles (G.8275.1, G.8275.2)
  • Telecom Boundary Clock, Telecom Transparent Clock
  • Combined 1PPS and ToD Interface
  • Stratum 3E OCXO


  • Dimensions (including mounting brakets)
  • − Chassis variant without rear DC inlet (W x D x H): 482.6mm x 216mm x 88.1mm
  • − Chassis variant with rear DC inlet (W x D x H): 482.6mm x 256.5mm x 88.1mm
  • Weight:
  • − Chassis variant without rear DC inlet: 10Kg
  • − Chassis variant without rear DC inlet: 10.4Kg
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to 65°C
  • Storage temperature: -40°C to +70°C
  • Humidity: 5 to 90%, non-condensing
  • Power supply: 800WAC, 800WDC
  • Max Power Consumption: 760W
  • Typical power consumption: 440W


  • Safety: EN 60950-1, UL/CSA 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, CCC emissions: AS/NZS CISPR 22: Class A, ICES-003, Issue Class A, EN 55022: Class A, VCCI Class A, FCC CFR 47 Part 15, Subpart B Class A, CCC
  • Immunity: EN 300 386, EN55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000 3-3, EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000 4-6, EN61000-4-8, EN61000-4-11
  • EU RoHS compliant