PacketLight and NRBN boost connectivity for Niagara region
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL & ONTARIO, CA – PacketLight Networks, a leading provider of DWDM and optical fibre networking solutions, today announced a partnership with Niagara Regional Broadband Network (NRBN) to build a high capacity, high speed network that will support all municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals and businesses in the Niagara region.
NRBN was able to increase existing network capacity from 10G to 100G by deploying PacketLight’s PL-2000AD 200G muxponder/transponder with onboard encryption alongside the PL-1000TN 10G transponder solution, and PL-300 passive optical solution, to upgrade their existing network by nearly ten-fold, keeping up with ever-increasing data demands for the 600+ businesses in the surrounding area.
“PacketLight’s alien wavelength technology allows us to upgrade our existing network by ten 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.”
Packetlight’s alien wavelength solution creates more capacity and improved spectral efficiency over fibre lines and transports additional wavelengths over any existing OTN/DWDM network infrastructure, without infrastructure replacement or change. At a time where network security has become a global concern, PacketLight DWDM and OTN solutions have the most advanced cryptography solution, which performs Layer-1 encryption to ensure that nefarious elements cannot intercept any data sent across the fibre network.
“PacketLight is pleased to be chosen to deliver high capacity connectivity to one of Canada’s leading broadband providers,” says, Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight. “Our agile, compact and flexible products answer NRBN’s need to cost-effectively increase network capacity. Where laying new fibre isn’t economically viable, we are able to optimize data and speed across existing infrastructure to support modern data demands as well as data transport confidentiality.”