OC192 broadband is the 192nd Optical Carrier (OC) level carried on a Synchronous Optical NETworking (SONET) fiber optic network. The OC level is directly proportional to the data rate of the digital signal with each level representing approximately 51.84 million bits per second (Mbps). OC192 speed is therefore 9953.28 Mbps of which 9621.504 Mbps is payload and 331.776 Mbps is overhead (including the path overhead).
An OC192 line may also be referred to as a 10G SONET or Synchronous Transport Module 64 (STM-64) line, which is 64 times faster than the basic transmission rate of the Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication (ITU-T) standard. SONET SDH is currently the standard for optical telecommunications and will probably provide the data transmission infrastructure for telecommunications until at least the year 2030.
OC192 lines and 10 gigabit Ethernet are the fastest connections that are commonly available on the Internet and usually form the backbone for large ISPs. WAN-PHY is a standardized version of 10 gigabit Ethernet that is compatible with OC-192 equipment while another version, called LAN-PHY is not. Despite the name, Wide Area Networks (WANs) can use both types.
In order to obtain OC-192 service you will need to:
1. Obtain quotes from multiple providers on customized OC-192 service packages.
2. Locate the available flat rates on standardized OC-192 service packages.
3. Find any ongoing discounts or specials on OC-192 services in your area.
Look for broadband oc from a carrier with nationwide partnersThese carriers are able to offer businesses high speed connections that are flexible and scalable. They provide direct access to the Internet for content and broadband providers.
Lower your costs on optical carrier services10 Gigibit Ethernet service is frequently used to provide high bandwidth fiber optic services to carriers looking to extend their existing Ethernet LANs.
Take advantage of current discounts when planning to purchase OC192 servicesMany OC192 providers list their discounts on a centralized site, which should be familiar with the telecommunications market and provide free quotes.
- OC192 service is frequently leased in fractional amounts and burst modes. The rate on burstable OC192 can be highly variable so you need to determine the lowest allowable speed when considering this type of OC192 service.
- OC192 service is generally very expensive and dedicated optical fiber is priced per mile. This pricing model provides great incentive for your business to consolidate data and voice services.