Nortel Passport 8600 Routing Switch Series

The Nortel Passport 8600 routing switch series is a key component of an Optical Ethernet switching solution, offering flexible Ethernet switching capabilities for enterprises and service providers with an easy to install design and simple operation and maintenance. Nortel Passport 8600 features the Metro Ethernet Services Module 8668, which delivers profitable Ethernet VPN services with industry-leading reliability and scalability, and improves bandwidth efficiency by tunneling enterprise broadcast traffic inside provider unicast packets.

The Nortel Passport 8600 supports switched Ethernet ring access with sub 50ms resiliency to lower the cost of service deployment. The Passport 8600 series also provides penalty-free quality of service, features a fault-tolerant chassis, and provides a variety of 10/100, Gigabit Ethernet, Packet over SONET and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) ports, as well as a high-performance infrastructure for core routing and switching. It also provides wire-speed switching and routing over fiber and copper media.


All Nortel switches are offered at substantial discounts off of manufacturer list prices and are backed by a 30 to 90-day Warranty.

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