OPT-E-MAN Optical Ethernet Metropolitan Area Network is a public, switched Ethernet solution that connects separate LANs across a metropolitan area. OPT-E-MAN provides a fully managed service that uses optical transport.
OPT-E-MAN builds on the strengths of our network with Cisco equipment to provide you with scalable optical service within the metropolitan area. This service provides flexible bandwidth options, from 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps, to help you meet your growing Ethernet application needs.
OPT-E-MAN supports many transport data configurations (point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, multipoint-to-multipoint). It uses physical and virtual connections to satisfy your specific business requirements.
OPT-E-MAN offers you the ability to have multiple locations communicate with each other using a pure Ethernet solution, which supports many different types of business applications.
How does it work?
OPT-E-MANSM is provided by the SBC local phone companies pursuant to tariffs filed with the FCC and state public utilities commission. OPT-E-MAN will be offered with guaranteed throughput thresholds based on the service configuration provided to the customer. There are distance limitations with OPT-E-MAN service based on the Network Terminating Equipment owned by the SBC local phone companies to provide service to the customer. All service designs will need to be verified prior to selling and installing OPT-E-MAN to ensure correct provisioning and maintenance.
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