Glimmerglass solutions have been deployed by telecom service providers to dramatically reduce OPEX, Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), and SLA penalties while increasing network availability and providing investment protection.
Bandwidth demand is once again surging, driven by new media formats and increased broadband penetration. Telecom carriers are looking for ways to manage this deluge while reducing total cost of ownership of their networks and ensuring profitability.
Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Systems create a dynamic physical layer to help address the bandwidth deluge. By adding flexibility and intelligence to a carrier’s physical layer, and pushing optical-electrical conversion further to the edge, Glimmerglass leverages all the advantages of purely optical, photonic signal management. Customer paths can evolve from 10Gb/s to 40Gb/s to 100Gb/s without the need for a switching fabric upgrade, DWDM bundles in transport can be redirected as one wavelength, and wavelength management at network nodes (such as submarine cable landing stations) can be carried out without the complexity of wavelength/hardware compatibility. With Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Systems, any signal traveling over fiber can be redirected in milliseconds, without adversely affecting customer traffic.
Glimmerglass is deployed in:
Submarine Cable Landing Stations (Learn more)
Using Glimmerglass systems at undersea cable landing stations enables carriers to monitor and test these remote facilities from a central office. In the event of failures, operators can easily reinforce protection schemes or restore from failure without the need for emergency response.
Peering Exchanges (Learn more)
With more than 340 connected members, the Amsterdam Internet Peering Exchange processes up to 890 Gb/s. By using Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Systems in their MPLS/VPLS infrastructure, they achieve a greater resilience of their 10GE customer lines.