Huawei Intelligent Transmission DWDM/CWDM OptiX OSN 6800

In addition to service convergence, transmission, and cross-connection, the OptiX OSN 6800 supports 3 Level dynamic traffic diversion (optical cross-connection, ODU cross-connection, and the integrated LAN switch). The product features manageability like


Huawei Intelligent Transmission DWDM/CWDM OptiX OSN 6800


Product Description

In addition to service convergence, transmission, and cross-connection, the OptiX OSN 6800 supports 3 Level dynamic traffic diversion (optical cross-connection, ODU cross-connection, and the integrated LAN switch). The product features manageability like SDH/SONET and the large capacity and long distance transmission of WDM systems. With advanced technologies, such as Flexgrid ROADMs, wavelength tunable optical modules, 10G/40G/100G, the Layer 2 Switch, the OptiX OSN 6800 has a flexible architecture and suitable for broadband transport.


1. Transparent access: The OptiX OSN 6800 employs the ITU-T digital wrapper protocol that allows transparent access of various protocols, such as IP/Ethernet, ATM, SONET, FC and ESCON, and services at different bit rates such as 16 Mbit/s, 5 Gbit/s, 10 Gbit/s, 40 Gbit/s, and 100 Gbit/s.

2. With multiprotocol wavelength technology, the OptiX OSN 6800/3800 can transmit services of various types (voice, data, storage, and video), in line with the evolution from TDM to Ethernet/data services.

3. Flexible grooming: the OptiX OSN 6800/3800 supports the innovative three-level traffic grooming infrastructure, which integrates dynamic optical cross-connections (multi-dimensional ROADM), flexible electrical-layer grooming (any ADM), and embedded Layer 2 data processing.

4. Manageability: Apart from operability, manageability, maintainability, and configurability capabilities, the OptiX OSN 6800/3800 has service management functions as well, including bandwidth management, service convergence, and end-to-end detection.

Application and Benefits

According to information released by Ovum, a well-known consulting firm in the telecom industry, by 2014 Huawei led the global optical network market, WDM/OTN market, and 100G/40G market, as well as the backbone WDM market. Huawei WDM/OTN solution has served 39 of the worldwide top 50 carriers.




OptiX OSN 6800

Product appearance


OSN 6800.jpg


Dimensions (mm)

497 (W) x 295 (D) x 400 (H)

Number of slots for service boards



Optical 1 to 9-degree ROADM
  • 180G GE
  • 360G 10GE/ODUk(k=1, 2, 2e)


DWDM: 80-ch (max), CWDM: 8-ch (max)

Wavelength range

DWDM: 192.1 THz to 196.05 THz (Band-C, ITU-T G.694.1)

CWDM: 1471 nm to 1611 nm (Band S+C+L, ITU-T G.694.2)

Max. rate per channel

100 Gbit/s (OTU4)

Max. distance

Multi-span transmission: 32 span x 22 dB/span (10G), 25 span x 22 dB/span (40G), 14 span x 22 dB/span (100G) without electrical regeneration

Ultra-long single-span transmission: 1 span x 81 dB/span (10G), 1 span x 71 dB/span (40G)

Service types supported

SDH, SONET, Ethernet, SAN, OTN, Video

Line rate

2.5 Gbit/s, 10 Gbit/s, 40 Gbit/s, 100 Gbit/s

Max. capacity per PID group

120 Gbit/s


Point-to-point, chain, star, ring, ring-with-chain, tangent ring, intersecting ring and mesh

Redundancy and Protection

Network level protection (OTN)

Optical line protection, intra-board 1+1 protection, client 1+1 protection, ODUk SNCP, tributary SNCP, SW SNCP, MS SNCP, ODUk SPRing protection, OWSP, board-Level protection

Network level protection (Ethernet)


Equipment level protection

Power redundancy, fan redundancy, cross-connect board redundancy, system control and communication board redundancy

Optical power management


  • Synchronous Ethernet clock
  • IEEE 1588v2
  • 2 Mbit/s or 2 MHz (with the SSM function), ITU-T G.703-compliant external clock source
  • External time source (1PPS+TOD)

Optical-Layer ASON and electrical-Layer ASON


The OptiX OSN 6800 supports 40 Gbit/s and 100 Gbit/s line rates and a 360G bit/s cross-connect capacity. It features power saving, and high reliability and maintainability.

Highest Cross-Connect Capacity with Flexible Large-Capacity Service Grooming

  • Features high cross-connect capacity. A single subrack supports a maximum of 360G bit/s cross-connect capacity, implementing large-capacity service grooming. Only one subrack is required for the large-capacity service grooming and therefore lowers power consumption and reduces the floor space.
  • Supports multi-granularity OTN cross-connection, that is, ODUk cross-connection, where k can be 1, 2, or 2e..

Huge Bandwidth Provisioning with Flexible High-Density Architecture

  • Supports hybrid transmission of 10 Gbit/s, 40 Gbit/s, and 100 Gbit/s signals, and supports a smooth upgrade from a low-rate network to a high-rate network.
  • Supports ePDM-QPSK modulation for 100 Gbit/s signals, requiring no dispersion compensation modules (DCMs) and simplifying network configurations. The advanced return to zero (RZ), forward error correction (FEC), and digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms implement ultra long-haul transmission of 100 Gbit/s signals, which increases the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) tolerance and transmission distance.
  • Satisfies requirements on large-bandwidth transmission using 40 Gbit/s and 100 Gbit/s line rates. Provides the highest integration in the industry and supports 100 Gbit/s capacity.

Tier 1 Reliability and Mass Data Transmission with Optimal Architecture

  • Provides multiple network-level protection schemes and intelligent network management based on automatically switched optical network (ASON)/generalized multiprotocol label switching (GMPLS) technologies to protect all fibers and services.
  • Provides protection for power supply devices, fans, communication control boards, and the cross-connection resource pool.