all-optical network


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all-optical network

A communications network that works completely in the optical domain. It uses optical switches connected by optical fibers. See optical switch and optical computer.
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According to this industry analysis study, optical equipment sales are being spurred by various hybrid approaches meant to achieve today some of the benefits associated with tomorrow's all-optical network.
Joseph Parker chair and present at the All-Optical Network (AON) Roundtable Forum on Tues.
Since Corvis is still the only company that has ever constructed and deployed a commercial all-optical network, we believe that we are well-positioned to assist SAIC and DISA in the task of deploying this next-generation, all-optical, global network.
They are the type of aggressive service provider who can take best advantage of our all-optical network to offer bandwidth-intensive solutions to demanding Fortune 1000 companies.
Qwest is working with Corvis to drive all-optical network technologies and is impressed with the company's promising solutions," said Vab Goel, Qwest's vice president of Emerging Technologies.
In an all-optical network, information is transmitted in optical form from source to final destination, rather than being converted to electronic form for regeneration and switching along the way.
With the need for a future proof, all-optical network that supports multi-degree mesh reconfigurability, Mid Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF) began the multi-phased deployments of the Movaz RAY-ROADM over a year ago.
Broadwing's all-optical network provides the security, reliability, low-latency and functionality necessary to support mission critical applications.
Their association with Broadwing validates our media services approach and the value of transporting media applications over our all-optical network.
Enabled by its one-of-a-kind, all-optical network and award-winning IP backbone, Broadwing Communications offers a full suite of the highest quality communications products and services, with unparalleled customer focus and speed.
Broadwing's Converged Services are yet another practical application of the benefits of Broadwing's one-of-a-kind, all-optical network.
Key to Broadwing Communications' Converged Services solution is the nationwide all-optical network upon which the Converged Network has been deployed.