What is this white paper about?

Fiber optic networking has traditionally required a fiber pair for transmitting and receiving signals simultaneously: one strand for transmitting, and the other for receiving. Single fiber solutions emerged as the easiest path for optimizing dark fiber utilization and cost; a single fiber strand can carry a bi-directional signal.

For enterprises leasing dark fiber, sing fiber reduces operational costs by 50%, making dark fiber an affordable solution. In addition, separating traffic over two single fibers, rather than using dual fiber, increases reliability as one fiber is used for working and the other fiber for protecting.

PacketLight single fiber solution is applicable for 1G/10G/100G and 200G wavelengths, and can be used over amplified links, and for high capacity applications. Learn about PacketLight’s active and passive solutions for single fiber transmission, using DWDM technology.