OC-768 In the Enterprise Environment
It's speed and bandwidth is measured through SONET (Synchronous Optical NETwork) standards.
The circuits work as a reliable fiber optic backbone for large networks with large IP bandwidth needs.
This bandwidth requires low maintenance, but can take longer to upgrade than Gigabit Ethernet when adding bandwidth rings to increase speeds and capacity to a higher level.
The ROI this bandwidth offers makes it quite often sought after.
OC768 consists of what is called a "SONET ring" to maintain it's reliability during it's high speed transmissions.
A common method of back up used with OC-768 ring is called a "bi-directional ring topology.
" This bi-directional ring is a physical topology which deploys two sets of fiber strands.
This physical fiber ring resembles an oval shaped loop.
The current consumption of this bandwidth is relativelyfor larger scale operations.
Such establishments such as Internet service providers, phone service providers, VoIP companies, oil companies, large airports,military bases, television broadcast companies, and other larger scale operations are commonly using this optical carrier bandwidth.
VoIP, Video conferencing, private data centers, Intranet, and Internet access are common uses.
An OC-768 is the equivalent (in bandwidth) to an amazing figure of 21,504 T1 lines and is capable of transmitting 516,096 channels simultaneously.
The complete bandwidthof one port is 39.
It is because of these capabilities that you can see why communication providers would be the main consumer of this telecom product.
This optical bandwidth is extremely costly for the average business so this solution is not for every business type.
When seeking pricing on such a circuit, it is important to use a telecom broker or consultant regardless of the budget or expertise.
Telecom brokers build relationships with carriers that in turn allow for negotiated rates with numerous carriers.
A telecom consultant/broker as well is knowledgeable of each carrier's strengths and weaknesses which is very helpful when seeking a costly bandwidth.
It is important to remember that while costs may be high, it isn't the price of bandwidth that is as important as much as the redundancy within the lines of communication.
Without redundancy, important visual, audio, and data communications can come to a halt and pose severe security and productivity issues.
Finding the most reliable carrier for these services are absolutely vital and should never be overlooked, ever.
To find a broker or consultant you can do a search in any popular search engine for terms such as "telecom broker" or "telecom consultant" online.
There are many sites out there and companies, so you may want to fill out a quote from more than one company.
You should never go to a carrier yourself as you can easily end up paying more for the same line from the same carrier opposed to if you went through a broker or consultant for an OC-768.