April 24, 2002--Corvis Corp. (www.corvis.com) announced that Broadwing Inc. will begin lab tests on the Corvis Optical Convergence Switch (OCS).
"Broadwing is focused on continuing to leverage the industry's first, all-optical, switched network to provide unsurpassed speed of delivery to our customers. By continually evaluating new technologies, like the Corvis Optical Convergence Switch, we ensure that our network continues on the cutting edge and that we are responsive to the growing needs of our customers," said Mike Jones, CTO, Broadwing.
The Corvis OCS is designed to groom, aggregate, switch, and transport traffic in a single network element, reaching access, metro, regional, national opaque, and all-optical express networks. It enables carriers to benefit from reduced network complexity, additional flexibility and reliability, rapid provisioning capabilities, and a single, seamless network-management platform across multiple network topologies, according to the manufacturer. The electronic switch fabric scales up to 11.5 Tbits/sec.
Broadwing has already deployed Corvis switches and multiplexers in its network.