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SONET Out, DWDM In at Lightpath

Cablevision Systems Corp.’s Lightpath business-telecommunications-services division has completed its switch to a dense-wavelength-division-multiplexing architecture, the unit announced Monday.

The transformation from a synchronous-optical network will allow Lightpath to offer more scalable and cost-effective next-generation Internet protocol-based and broadband services to businesses in the New York metropolitan tristate area.

“This new DWDM infrastructure will allow Lightpath to capitalize on our network investments by getting greater bandwidth scalability out of the vast amount of fiber we have deployed throughout the New York metropolitan area," Lightpath senior vice president of network services Brian Fabiano said in a prepared statement.

“The completion of this phase of our network evolution will provide more density to support our enhanced service offerings and initially increase our bandwidth to accommodate 32 times more traffic than before, and quickly increase it to 128 times when we are ready,” he added.