Equinix MPLS connectivity

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 11:12:16 CDT 2010

On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Brandon Kim <brandon.kim at brandontek.com> wrote:
> Hi Leo:

since you are addressing my comment, probably you meant 'chris' there...

> Just trying to understand the lingo. What do you mean by buying a "wave" on
> someone's dwdm system? And what is dwdm?

'wave' - wavelength, one optical path (though a single wavelength used not many)
'dwdm' - dense wave division multiplexing, many optical transport
systems today multiplex different optical wavelengths on a single
fiber. Most optical transport vendors will sell you one wavelength
from point to point on their system, or many waves if you need more
than one wave's capacity.


> Thanks for the heads up!
>> Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 10:24:16 -0400
>> Subject: Re: Equinix MPLS connectivity
>> From: morrowc.lists at gmail.com
>> To: leo.woltz at gmail.com
>> CC: nanog at nanog.org
>> On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 4:22 AM, Leo Woltz <leo.woltz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > We are looking for some MPLS connectivity between Equinix Ashburn  and
>> > Equinix San Jose  who would the group recommend?
>> why not just buy a wave on someone's dwdm system? (why mpls, I
>> suppose, for what sounds like a ptp application)

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