T-Metro 8104

First of its kind all-in-one Modular 1.2Tb service aggregation platform and cloud gateway

T-Metro 8104
Telco Systems T-Metro 8104 is the first modular, multipurpose, ultra-high capacity 1.2Tb service aggregation platform and cloud gateway of its kind. It excels as a next-generation, high-density, standalone Carrier Ethernet platform, providing MPLS, Layer 3, and SDN (Netconf). T-Metro 8104 offers the next-generation capabilities that you need today: service scalability, carrier-class resiliency, and industry-leading features including QoS and 100GE OAM.

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The innovative T-8104 is built from the ground up to be the most adaptable and dependable aggregation platform on the market, designed to serve an array of current and evolving use cases such as Off Net aggregation and mobile backhaul (MBH).

First of Its Kind: Telco Systems T-Metro 8104 is composed of a basic, compact, future-proof 2U high and 13.7” deep full rack unit, with optional cards for expanding the number of ports. Its advanced features include 100GE OAM, CPU redundancy,* as well as hot-swappable fans and dual power supplies (AC and DC). Its service scalability, carrier-class resiliency, and advanced features include MPLS, Segment Routing, and Quality of Service (QoS).

The T-Metro 8104 is designed to evolve with you, and to enable you to expand your services at the pace and in the direction that best meets your business strategy. Its flexible architecture and customizable applications are designed to empower your network today and well into the future (5G and MEC ready).

Increase your business agility: Rapidly deploy new services and grow at your own pace. The Telco Systems modular design supports multiple use cases, saves on training, support, and TCO.  

Reduce OPEX and CAPEX: Significantly reduce cost of deployment and management with a single, flexible platform.

100GE MPLS Cloud-based Service Solution

The T-Metro 8104 leverages Telco Systems field-proven, carrier grade BiNOX operating system – common among all its platforms – to provide a robust and advanced multi-layer software platform to support administration and maintenance requirements.

Hardware-based QoS allows for very high QoS granularity that is independent of physical ports or services, while an embedded test head* supports end-to-end SLA measurement and assurance. It also offers advanced OAM, supporting hundreds of services with ITU-T Y.1731 SLM, RFC 2544, and Y.1564 – that all measure the network performance.

  • Modular port fanout
  • Built-in MPLS functionality
  • Highly scalable, expand-as-you-grow solution to support a large number of services
  • 100GE hardware OAM capabilities
  • Expandable function blades
  • Enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) and service granularity support
  • MEF CE 1.0/2.0, IEEE, ITU-T and IETF standards compliance for multi- vendor
  • Integrated with EdgeGenie Orchestrator for full network lifecycle management
  • Extensive service redundancy (xSTP, FRR, G.8032, dual homing)
  • Enhanced control plane and routing features (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, LDP, RSVP-TE)
  • Low power consumption to reduce OPEX
  • Redundant hot-swappable AC/DC power supplies and fan
  • Support for 19” and 23” racks
  • 13.7” deep chassis for easy cabinet installation
  • Support for short and long-haul optical interconnect

Hardware Characteristics

  • 40xSFP+ or 4xQSFP28 + 40xSFP+ or 88xSFP+ port
    Wire speed non-blocking up to 1.2Tbps full duplex switching capacity in 2RU


  • IEEE 802.1Q bridging, IEEE 802.1ad Q-in-Q (TLS), MPLS L2VPN


  • IEEE 1588v2 PTP
  • Synchronous Ethernet
  • External Timing Interfaces:
    • BITS in or out (1.544Mb/s, 2.048MHz and 2 Mb/s)
    • Frequency in or out (1.544MHz, 2.048MHz, and 10MHz)
    • 1pps and ToD in or out (NMEA 0183, MSTS)


  • Sub-50ms RSVP-TE FRR, secondary LSP
  • ITU-T G.8032, xSTP, resilient link, dual homing VPLS/HVPLS LAG (Static/IEEE 802.3ad LACP/Multi-chassis)

Quality of Service

  • Per port/EVC/flow single/dual rate limiting
  • Hierarchical rate limit per port/EVC/flow
  • SP, WRR and hybrid frames scheduling, CoS marking and mapping per EVC

Multicast Management

  • IGMP v1/v2/v3


  • Hardware-based IEEE 802.1ag CFM, IEEE 802.3ah EFM

Testing and Monitoring

  • ITU-T Y.1564 and RFC2544 test head and service performance analyzer
  • In-service testing capabilities, ITU-T Y.1731 SLM/DMM per port/EVC/VLAN/COS, hardware-based flexible MAC-based loopbacks


  • Console, Telnet, SSHv2, Radius, TACACS+, SNMP v1/2/3, xFTP, NTP, DNS resolver

Network Protocols

  • MPLS/L3: IS-IS, OSPF, BGP, RSVP-TE, LDP, Segment Routing
  • L2: xSTP, G.8032, LACP, MC-LAG, L2-Tunneling


  • ACLs, RADIUS, SSHv2, SNMPv3, SFTP, port security, broadcast storm prevention, secure access

General Specifications

  • Dimensions 2RU H x 19”W x 13.7”D (133.35 x 482 x 350mm)
  • Weight: 9kg – 14.5kg
  • Power: Dual redundant, hot-swappable AC or DC 24/-48VDC,
  • Maximum power consumption: 400W
  • Operating temperature: 0ºC to 50ºC
  • Humidity: Up to 95%, non-condensing
  • Fan: Load sharing, speed controlled, hot-swappable

Regulatory Compliance

  • European CE marking, EN 55022 Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, EN55024:1998+A1, EMC Immunity,
    Harmonics: EN 61000- 3-2/ IEC 61000-3-2,
    Voltage fluctuations: EN 61000-3-3/ IEC 61000-3-3, ESD: EN 61000-4-2/ IEC 61000-4-2, RFI-AM: EN 61000-4-3/ IEC 61000-4-3, EFT: EN 61000-4-4/ IEC 61000-4-4,
    Surges: EN 61000-4-5/ IEC 61000-4-5,
    Conducted: EN 61000-4-6/ IEC 61000-4-6,
    Voltage DIP: EN 61000-4-11/IEC 61000-4-11,
    EMC Emissions, FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A, ICES-003 Issue 4 Class A (Canada), EN 300386, Telcordia GR-1089 issue 4

Environmental Compliance

  • Full RoHS

Safety Requirements

  • UL 60950, EN 60950, IEC 60950, IEC 60825-1, CSA 22.2 No. 950, Class 1 Laser product safety (eye safety)

  • High-density business services and Carrier Ethernet network aggregator
  • Multi-tenancy e-rate and education campus network aggregator
  • Mobile backhaul carrier Ethernet/MPLS aggregator
  • SDN networks with NETCONF
  • Cloud gateway – Cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-edge connectivity
  • Cost-optimized DSLAM, CMTS, and OLTs aggregation
  • Carrier exchange, interconnect

Data Sheets

T-Metro 8104 Data Sheet
Last Updated: 2019-07-17