Wednesday, August 4, 2010

FiberLight Deploys MRV for Carrier Ethernet Access

FiberLight, which operates its own 500,000 fiber mile network in the southeastern U.S., has selected MRV Communications' OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet access platforms for its optical wholesale and business Ethernet services.

FiberLight worked with MRV to install OptiSwitch 900 (OS 900) Ethernet demarcation service units and OptiSwitch 9000 (OS 9000) metro Ethernet aggregation service units to enhance its LightSource Ethernet service offerings. FiberLight currently serves 20 metro markets within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland.

MRV said its equipment allows FiberLight customers to dynamically control their bandwidth without a long lead-time and through their own network management capabilities. For example, a customer could reapportion part of a 10 Gbps circuit to offer 100 Mbps of bandwidth to a new office by just making the change remotely and avoid delays on new service delivery. Using the OS900 at the demarcation point for wholesale and business Ethernet services, FiberLight is also able to support end-to-end Ethernet service visibility, service level agreement (SLA) monitoring and Ethernet virtual circuit loopbacks for non-intrusive fault analysis.