What is this white paper about?

Requirements for data, storage, and video capacity are growing rapidly. In order to support these bandwidth-demanding applications, infrastructure capacity has to be upgraded and optimized. This white paper explores solutions for bandwidth challenges and getting the most out of the fiber infrastructure cost-effectively, and focuses on solving capacity bottlenecks.

Carriers, utility companies, enterprises, DCI, and campuses face the task of leveraging their optical networks, utilizing current fiber infrastructure effectively, and planning for future growth. Considerations include: cost, small footprint and low power consumption for operational cost-saving, easy maintenance and management, protection in case of failure, encryption, and support for a number of service types.

Wave division multiplexing (WDM) technology increases fiber utilization efficiently and cost-effectively, as it enables one fiber strand to transport multiple services. 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.