Transporting large amounts of data between metropolitan area networks (MANs) is not easy, especially with traditional Ethernet networks. Hence, using dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) signals over fiber networks, metro Ethernet provider FiberLight (News - Alert) has developed a high-speed, fiber-optic network infrastructure called LightSource. According to FiberLight, LightSource managed wavelengths provide more cost-effective solutions for transporting point-to-point data.
FiberLight said that LightSource managed wavelengths enable you to cost-effectively access FiberLight’s high-speed, fiber optic network infrastructure to transport large amounts of data between MAN networks. Thus, enabling light speed interconnections to data centers, between sites and to carrier backbones, said the supplier.
According to the developer, LightSource managed wavelength service splits the signal into multiple wavelengths that travel on a single strand of fiber. As a result, it connects metro networks to long-haul services and provides interconnection handoffs of SONET and IXC Optical Wave service at SONET interface levels of 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps. This connection reduces the cost of SONET investment when interconnecting with long-haul service, said FiberLight.
Key benefits of LightSource managed wavelength include the ability to combine multiple connections onto a single fiber to reduce your communications cost per bandwidth,
24/7 circuit provisioning provides the ability to adjust service bandwidth to meet needs, and connection options to other optical network solutions such as SONET are offered.
Also, multi-service managed wavelength ring service provides high-volume optical transport using DWDM technology in a dedicated ring configuration. With DWDM, fiber optic cable transmits multiple data signals using different wavelengths of light over a single network. The company clams that its ring service provides multiple interface options to meet the native data transport needs. Thus, by using LightSource, the company maintains a more efficient network by eliminating the need for expensive protocol conversion devices, said FiberLight.
In short, as per the supplier, LightSource Managed Protected Wavelength Service (PWS) is a fully managed, custom DWDM / SONET-based solution for interconnecting data centers or business sites in a highly reliable and secure MAN environment. This highly secure fiber optic MAN provides the communication path between a customer premise and FiberLight POP or a third party fiber provider’s nodes, asserted FiberLight.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf