FiberLight selects MRV Carrier Ethernet gear

June 9, 2010
JUNE 9, 2010 -- Fiber-optic network services provider FiberLight LLC will use OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet access platforms from MRV Communications Inc. as the foundation for its Carrier Ethernet fiber-optic access network.

JUNE 9, 2010 -- Fiber-optic network services provider FiberLight LLC will use OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet access platforms from MRV Communications Inc. as the foundation for its Carrier Ethernet fiber-optic access network. The network delivers optical wholesale and business Ethernet services to customers in 20 metropolitan areas in the U.S.

FiberLight worked with MRV to install OptiSwitch 900 Ethernet demarcation service units and OptiSwitch 9000 metro Ethernet aggregation service units to enhance its LightSource Ethernet service offerings.

The new networks are designed to enable FiberLight customers to dynamically control their bandwidth without a long lead time via their own network management capabilities. For example, a customer could reapportion part of a 10-Gbps circuit to offer 100-Mbps of bandwidth to a new office by making the change remotely and thereby avoiding delays on new service delivery. Using the OS900 at the demarcation point for wholesale and business Ethernet services, FiberLight is also able to support end-to-end Ethernet service visibility, service-level agreement (SLA) monitoring, and Ethernet virtual circuit loopbacks for non-intrusive fault analysis, MRV says.

“The future of broadband technology is all about convergence, with the data side and the optical transport side colliding out of necessity. Companies are now realizing the savings value of migrating from legacy copper-based networks to fiber networks because companies can increase bandwidth substantially without increasing overall costs,” said Ben Edmond, FiberLight’s EVP of sales & marketing. “MRV’s equipment is designed to offer optical transport technology that meets our mission critical, high-performance focus, delivering low latency and optimal performance management tools to add value to our clients by enabling a higher level of SLAs and quality of service.”

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