What is Metro Ethernet?

Posted by Morgan Hurley on 2/22/17 1:04 PM

Metro Ethernet, sometimes referred to as a point to point, carrier ethernet, or MAN, is a private data connection securely connecting two or more locations within a metropolitan area with fast possibly even gigabit data speeds. It usually consists of a collection of layer 2 or layer 3 switches or routers connected through optical fiber. This type of circuit functions as a closed network data transport service which does not release information to the public internet and is extremely secure with no data encryption necessary.

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Topics: Networking Solutions, Ciena

What is Dark Fiber & the Benefits?

Posted by Christina Aguglia on 2/20/17 11:44 AM

What is dark fiber networking? How do I know if I have it? And if I do, what does it mean to my company?

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Topics: Insider, Networking Solutions, Ciena