Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is a fiber optic technology for increasing the bandwidth of fiber cable.
Fiber optic technology uses light to transmit data, rather than electric signals. Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) multiplies the bandwidth of a single fiber cable by sending multiple signals at different wavelengths of light, allowing more than one signal to be transmitted simultaneously and by allowing signals to be sent in both directions.
While traditional or “coarse” WDM technology allows eight channels with eight bandwidths, DWDM increases that number twentyfold by using tighter spacing between wavelengths. Consequently, DWDM solutions enable enormous amounts of data to be sent very quickly. DWDM also allows for longer cable runs, as data loss is quite minimal.
Today’s enterprises are using DWDM technology for a variety of business-critical applications. From voice and video solutions to cloud computing and critical large web apps, DWDM is helping to increase the pace at which business is conducted throughout the enterprise.
For companies seeking powerful DWDM services, Spectrum Enterprise offers Wavelengths – high-bandwidth solutions for data intensive applications and systems.
Spectrum Enterprise provides scalable, flexible fiber technology to many of the nation’s largest businesses. Combining voice, video, cloud, Internet and managed network services, Spectrum Enterprise enables organizations to integrate mission-critical solutions, overcome technological challenges and achieve greater business success.
Spectrum Enterprise Wavelength services make DWDM technology easily available in a private network with high-bandwidth services that provide 10 or 100 Gbps while minimizing capital expense and IT resources. The Spectrum Enterprise DWDM network provides a lit Layer 1 service with multi-location networking and a dedicated, point-to-point circuit that connects geographically diverse locations. With Wavelengths, clients essentially get a dedicated “pipe” where traffic can pass transparently, with low-latency bandwidth ensured by no packet/frame routing.
With DWDM services from Spectrum Enterprise, organizations can: