What is this white paper about?

To accommodate increasing data, storage, and video requirements, service providers face the challenge of cost-effectively leveraging their existing and new optical networks to accommodate growth and prepare for future expansion. Considerations include low power consumption, space-saving footprint, support of a mix of service types, protection in case of failure, and ease of maintenance and management.

WDM technology meets these challenges by enabling to transport multiple services on a single fiber optic cable, increasing fiber capacity by multiplexing different fibers with different services (GbE, SONET/SDH or Fibre Channel) into one single fiber.

PacketLight muxponders maximize fiber capacity by providing an efficient and flexible aggregation layer of multi-protocol/multi-rate services up to 10G into a common optical transport layer using 10G OTU2 uplink trunks. These muxponders reduce the number of wavelengths required as they increase fiber utilization.