If you’re looking for a robust networking solution for fiber transport, look no further than Intelligent Fiber Network. We are happy to introduce our carrier-grade fiber Ethernet transport to our blog (it’s been around product-wise for a while!) As part of our 4,500 route miles of fiber, IFN’s fiber transport is equipped to provide secure and reliable channels for your data.
Before we dive into the benefits that IFN’s Ethernet transport offers, let’s back up a minute. What is fiber optic transport anyway? What do we use it for?
Fiber-optic mesh networks, or ring networks, are the most common version of an optical network. Optical networking – communications that use signals encoded onto light to transmit information along a telecommunications network – is capable of achieving extremely high bandwidth. Optical networking is enabling technology for today’s Internet and the communication networks that transmit the vast majority of all information, whether human-to-human, machine-to-machine, and everything in between.
Fiber, usually made of glass or silica, is ultimately a waveguide for light: light goes in one end of the extremely lightweight, flexible material and comes out on the other side with data intact. Fiber can carry a tremendous amount of information and independent signals over the same strand. There are two main types of fiber-optic cables: Single Mode Fiber (SMF) and Multi-Mode Fiber (MMF), the difference coming down to the size of the core. Each type boasts its own advantages and disadvantages.
We could go into a lot more detail on what fiber is, but that would require a physics refresher. More important than how it works is why fiber-optic transports are needed.
Businesses need fiber-optic networks to meet the high demand on bandwidth. Features such as video conferencing, multiple users browsing the internet at the same time, applications like Skype, Slack or Dropbox, and downloading large files are all bandwidth-intensive and need proper support for businesses to run successfully. As we mentioned before, fiber can carry a lot of information at the same time on the same strand. As we work to end the digital divide, this means we can route lots of high-speed, high-bandwidth signals to rural communities with only one line of fiber.
By utilizing current Ethernet technology, our fiber transport offers quality connectivity between your organization and the cloud. It’s flexible and it’s scalable, meaning your organization will have no trouble getting networked. Bonus: IFN conforms with Metro Ethernet Forum Standards to ensure carrier class network and services. Not to mention that with speeds ranging from 5Mbps to 100 Gbps per section, IFN’s fiber transport is simple, efficient, and secure.
You have fiber ethernet needs – we have solutions. Contact us today to talk about our carrier-grade fiber ethernet transport and what we can do for your business.