BTI 7800 Series

Scale, Density and Performance

The growth in bandwidth-intensive applications coupled with the migration from local compute/ storage models to cloud-based services is driving the need for high bandwidth interconnect solutions, enabling lower cost per GB, higher port and interface efficiency, and reduced operating costs.

The BTI 7800 Series platform provides large scale 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps wavelength capacities with industry-leading scale, density and performance for Cloud Networking, Data Center Interconnect and Metro Networking Solutions. Leveraging BTI's 100G Coherent solution combined with BTI's Dynamic Optical Layer, service providers can increase network capacity, gain 10X spectral efficiency, reduce space, power and cooling costs to simplify and accelerate deployment of higher margin services. All of this under a simple to use, high performance BTI proNX Management and Control Software that includes open APIs and web services interfaces for easy integration into existing back office systems.

The BTI 7800 Series is the foundation of BTI’s Intelligent Cloud Connect platform, integrating high-capacity optical switching, MPLS label switch routing (LSR), carrier Ethernet bandwidth on-demand, with BTI, customer or third-party Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based applications through a Linux-based turbo charged applications module to support high performance Cloud Networking Solutions.


BTI 7800 Platform Diagram

BTI's modular, flexible architecture supports both 100G muxponder and transponder applications, with high-density 10x10G aggregation client and high-capacity 100G Coherent tunable client interface options. Optimized for multiprotocol metro/regional networks, BTI supports a broad range of interfaces, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN/WAN, OTU2 and OC-192/STM-64. This is in addition to a clear migration path to integrating label switch routing (LSR), supporting connectivity with SDN controllers, and offering BTI analytics as well as customer and NFV-based third party applications.

BTI 7800 Platform

  • BTI 7814; 14-Slot (14 RU) and BTI 7802; 2-Slot (3RU) modular platform options
  • Each chassis supports common Universal Forwarding Modules (UFM)
  • UFM Type 1: 100G Coherent MSA Multiprotocol plus one BTI Interface Card (BIC) slot
  • UFM Type 2: Supports two BTI Interface Card (BIC) slots
  • UFM/BIC configuration options
    • 10-Port 10G plus 100G Coherent Multiprotocol
    • 10-Port 10G plus 4x25G Multiprotocol
    • 12-Port 10G plus 12-Port 10G Multiprotocol
    • 4x25G plus 4x25G Multiprotocol
    • 100G Coherent plus 100G Coherent Multiprotocol
  • Integrated Amplifier, 96ch Mux/DMux and Dynamic Optical Layer support


 BTI 7800 Platform


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Industry Leading Density, Space and Power Performance

Designed for massive capacity in a compact footprint, the architecture supports 3.4 Tbps full duplex of wavelength capacity in 14RU with scalability to 10.1 Tbps of in a single rack. 

Increased Spectral Efficiency

10X spectral efficiency compared to current 10G solutions.

High Rate 100G Clients or Efficient 10G Aggregation

Supports transponder functionality for high capacity applications requiring 100G, and muxponder functionality for efficient and high-density aggregation of multiprotocol 10 Gbps client signals.


Dynamically compensates for Chromatic and Polarization Mode Dispersion to operate over 10G engineered fiber networks, or over spans without any dispersion compensation.

Tunable Line

Tunable optics simplify planning, ordering, deployment and sparing.

Seamless Upgrade from 10G to 100G

Enhanced BTI 7800 100G modular architecture leveraging BTI's Dynamic Optical Layer and proNX Management and Control Software.

Migration Path with Integrated Routing and Applications

Platform enables easy migration to MPLS label switch routing, carrier Ethernet, bandwidth on-demand, and BTI, customer, and third-party NFV-based applications integration for cloud networking applications. Collapsing multiple layers of optical, routing and applications into one enables superior network utilization.  

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