Alien wavelength provides the ability to drive more capacity and transporting additional wavelengths over any exiting OTN/DWDM network infrastructure.
There are several benefits to Alien Wavelength solution:
Cost effective upgrade of existing networks to support higher capacity and better spectral efficiency without getting into total infrastructure replacement or change.
It helps serving sensitive customers who do not like that their information will be transported and shared on the same wavelength or aggregated with others
Helps to solve bottlenecks in the network and minimizes the number of wavelengths
Extends the support for Transparent WL services and enables the service provider to support solutions such as Video and Fibre Channel (FC) and transport them as pure WL over the infrastructure
Provide the flexibility to use different vendor hardware seamlessly over the same infrastructure
It enables longer distance solutions riding over existing carriers of currier networks
The OTN layer enables the network providers to have and manage standard based common transport layer in which Data, SONET/SDH, FC and Video are all mapped into standard OTN “capsules”. In addition, the OTN layer enables the end to end management of both ends using the GCC channels.
PacketLight OTN product family of 10G (OTU2) and 100G (OTU4) Muxponders and transponders provide the affordable solution for providing Alien wavelength solutions. They fully comply with the ITU standards for the DWDM and OTN. Their small footprint and ease of deployment and maintenance enables fast turn up of higher capacity wavelength and smooth upgrade of the network capacity.