Atlantic Metro, PacketLight Networks sign 200G capacity deal

11 April 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe

Atlantic Metro has partnered with PacketLight Networks to upgrade its existing dense division wavelength multiplexing (DWDM) network routes to 200G capacity.

PacketLight extended capacity using its alien wavelength solution and adding a 200G single coherent wavelength. Atlantic Metro integrated PacketLight’s PL-2000M flexible muxponder/transponder solution with a built-in optical amplifier and optical switch to provide increased capacity to their network at three different metro locations, with compatibility for 4 x 40GbE and 4 x 10GbE protocols. 

“With data consumption increasing exponentially year-over-year, the need for a higher capacity network that supports 200G is a requirement for modern IT infrastructure,” said Koby Reshef, CEO of PacketLight Networks.

“By leveraging our PL-2000M solution, Atlantic Metro was able to provide their customers with the capacity needed to mitigate network congestion, all in a 1U footprint to promote massive OPEX and CAPEX savings.” The company says it provides a 30% decrease in solution costs and double the spectral efficiency.

PacketLight’s vendor-agnostic solution allows a simple upgrade to Atlantic Metro’s existing optical infrastructure layer without the need for a “rip and replace” of DWDM Muxes. The 200G uplink is tunable and covers the entire ITU 50GHz and 100GHz grids, providing Atlantic Metro with a simple way to make necessary adjustments and select the required wavelength. The PL-2000M is equipped with on-board Layer-1 (the physical layer) security, which adds the lowest amount of latency for secure data transfer across a network.

“PacketLight’s solution was the perfect fit for our need to add capacity to our network in a simple and affordable way,” added Stephen Klenert, chief strategy officer & co-founder of Atlantic Metro.

“We were able to implement their equipment with no changes to our existing network architecture and most importantly no impact to existing customer circuits.”