Alien wavelengths enable to drive more capacity over any existing OTN/DWDM network infrastructure.

PacketLight Alien Wavelength Solution

The increasing use and development of technologies such as 5G and automation, and growing consumption of the Internet of Things (IoT), 4K and video content have all lead to high demand for bandwidth. This poses a challenge for carriers, service providers, DCI and enterprises with scaling their existing WDM network infrastructure to meet the required transport capacity. While it is possible to plan for a sudden surge in requirement for bandwidth, it also may occur without warning, as different segments in the network may expand unpredictably and with it the need to support growing capacity and client interface speeds.

Alien wavelengths is the solution for this challenge, as it enables to drives capacity over any existing OTN/DWDM network without replacing infrastructure, and it is vendor-agnostic to third party Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches.

Please contact us for a quote or further assistance.

Download Alien Wavelength Brochure


High Capacity

Alien wavelength solution enables to connect high capacity 100G/200G wavelengths over existing third party vendor DWDM network, by aggregating 10/40/100Gb Ethernet, and 8/16/32G Fibre Channel, and OTU2-4 interfaces, into 100G/200G DWDM wavelengths. This ads capacity to the existing third party WDM/OTN network without requiring any changes to the backbone infrastructure.

PacketLight’s product family of 10G (OTU2), 100G (OTU4) and 200G (OTU2C) muxponders and transponders provide the most effective solution for high capacity services such as 10/40/100Gb Ethernet and 8/16/32G Fibre Channel. The products are remotely managed through an embedded web-based GUI, or through any third party SNMP system, making daily activities and service provisioning intuitive and time-saving. The solutions include network monitoring capabilities, enabling close supervision and fault isolation. Free web-based EMS and PacketLight LightWatchTM NMS provide full management of the network.


PacketLight alien wavelengths solutions are a highly integrated cost-effective 1U that are modular with real pay-as-you-grow architecture. The devices form a multi-chassis which can expand at any time to add more capacity, without link downtime. They are easy to install including set up, configuration, performance monitoring and fault management, all of which enable fast network deployment. The 1U footprint takes up minimal rack space and the devices have low power consumption, significantly reducing OPEX and CAPEX.


The alien wavelength solution adds encryption to the network either by the addition of wavelengths with embedded Layer-1 optical encryption, or as an add—on to the existing backbone, without any changes to the network. This enables carriers to offer secured infrastructure to customers that demand high level of confidentiality.

PacketLight’s Layer-1 encryption solution performs GCM-AES-256 encryption on Layer-1 without any degradation to the full bandwidth of GbE/10/40/100Gb Ethernet and 1/2/4/8/16/32G Fibre channel services. The encryption solution complies with NIST FIPS 140-2 standards and Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA) Top Secret Suite B 2015 requirements for GbE/10/40/100Gb Ethernet.


Alien wavelengths enable network providers to increase existing network capacity and offer additional private wavelength services such as encryption, without replacing existing network infrastructure. This eliminates the need for large investments in infrastructure, as the wavelength is added to the network as needed. In addition, the compact low power consumption 1U footprint, ease of installation, and fast deployment, all significantly reduce OPEX and CAPEX, and make for a compelling ROI.

Fast Deployment

Deployment of PacketLight’s solutions is simple, and does not require special expertise. The 1U chassis of the devices enables easy plug-and-play deployment and maintenance, meaning fast and cost-effective upgrade to higher capacity.

Please contact us for a quote or further assistance.

Related products