Viewed as the next important step in optical data transport, 40-Gig Ethernet services are now being offered by an increasing number of providers in urban areas around the U.S. Now onboard with this trend is NEF partner Optimum Lightpath, who has recently announced its new offering of 40-Gpbs optical transport.
Optimum Lightpath serves mostly medium-sized and large businesses throughout the greater New York City region. Offered on a flat-rate pricing basis across its service area, the new 40-Gig service is especially well suited for Optimum’s customers, which include financial institutions.
At the core of its fiber-optic network, Optimum Lightpath uses the 7100 series optical transport system from Tellabs. While vendors such as Alcatel-Lucent have recently come out with optical switches that merge packet and optical transport at the lowest possible layer of the network, Rabii said that for now Optimum is sticking with a more traditional IP packet-routing architecture.
Optimum Lightpath has an expansive fiber network in the New York metro area, with more than 3,700 route miles connecting more than 3,500 buildings. Learn more about Optimum Lightpath. Contact NEF today.