Nokia has announced the fifth generation of its FP product range with the FP5 router chipset. The Finnish network supplier has focused the new development on significantly lower energy consumption and on the integration of an additional security level called ANYsec to protect against attacks on the network infrastructure.
In relation to the transferred data volume, the FP5 should only consume a quarter of the power that its predecessor FP4, released in 2017, consumed. This is mainly due to the conversion of the production process to smaller structures and the correspondingly stronger integration.
Compatible with existing routers
According to the manufacturer, the FP5 enables router connections with 800 Gigabit Ethernet for the first time. Nokia puts the possible total throughput of a line card based on FP5 at 14.4 terabit / s or 19.2 terabit / s with a proprietary link aggregation technology.
With all progress, Nokia ensures backward compatibility; the in-house router operating system SR OS runs unchanged on the new hardware with all previous functions and previous devices can be upgraded gradually while retaining the housing and power supply. The first hardware based on the FP5 is loud Nokia press release expected for the first half of 2022.