Broadwing trials multiband networking technology

Tue, 04/23/2002 - 8:00pm

Broadwing first tackled the all-optical switched network, now the company is sniffing around a multiband OCS system from Corvis Corp.

Broadwing will begin lab tests on the Corvis Optical Convergence Switch, a multiband networking technology. Broadwing is evaluating the new technology in an effort to meet the growing needs of its customers.

The Corvis OCS grooms, aggregates, switches and transports traffic in a single network element, reaching access, metro, regional, national opaque and all-optical express networks. It enables carriers to benefit a single network-management platform across multiple network topologies, such as point-to-point, ring and mesh topologies. The electronic switch fabric scales up to 11.5 Tbps.

This is not the first time Corvis and Broadwing have teamed up. Broadwing has already deployed Corvis' products in its all-optical switched network. By using Corvis products, Broadwing was able to provision 38 OC-192 circuits in less than 60 days, Corvis says.


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