Niagara Regional Broadband Network moves to 100G alien wavelengths via PacketLight Networks

PacketLight Networks says it has supplied optical transport systems to the Niagara Regional Broadband Network (NRBN) as the service provider moves to 100G wavelength capabilities to better meet the needs of its municipality, university, school, hospital, and business customers in the Niagara region. NRBN has added the 100G capabilities as alien wavelengths on its existing 10G fiber-optic network.

PacketLight Networks says it has supplied optical transport systems to the Niagara Regional Broadband Network (NRBN) as the service provider moves to 100G wavelength capabilities to better meet the needs of its municipality, university, school, hospital, and business customers in the Niagara region. NRBN has added the 100G capabilities as alien wavelengths on its existing 10G fiber-optic network.

NRBN has deployed PacketLight's PL-2000AD 200G muxponder/transponder with onboard encryption (see "PacketLight PL-2000AD combines OTN transport, Physical Layer security") alongside the PL-1000TN 10G transponder, as well as the PL-300 passive optical platform. The upgrade will enable the service provider to offer the more than 600 businesses in the region high-capacity services that can keep pace with their requirements, according to the systems house.

"PacketLight's alien wavelength technology allows us to upgrade our existing network by 10 times the capacity of our legacy infrastructure," stated Mark Kuhlmann, manager of field operations at NRBN. "Modern day businesses require a broadband connection that will support escalating demand for video, mobile, and cloud, and we are committed to meeting these expectations."

NRBN's fiber-optic network spans 750 km within the region. The service provider operates a fully redundant and physically diverse IP backbone and partners with major telecommunication carriers with connections spanning from 151 Front St W, Toronto, Ontario to 350 Main St, Buffalo, NY.

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