Network Transport

What is It?

Network transport encompasses the movement of data along fibres. Over the past decade there has been a migration in optical transport networks from synchronous optical networking (SONET) technology to wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) architectures. This transition has provided network transportation with multiple wavelengths over a single fibre, allowing for an enormous growth in network capacity. This has made modern networks increase in complexity, requiring the building, provisioning, operating, and maintenance of many operational support systems. CENGN has an open call to Canadian tech startups and scale-ups that are interested in validating their network transport related solutions on a multi-vendor network infrastructure.

Project Scenarios

Network Transport Solution AreaAreas of Advancement in Network Transport
Software-defined networking (SDN) for optical transport networksNetwork providers require a transport layer that is scalable and controllable to benefit from transport SDN.

Rapid innovation in SDN for optical transport networks fosters increased operational efficiency.
End-to-end optical transport network (OTN) solutionsOTN, also known as digital wrapper technology, is a protocol that provides an efficient way to allow different traffic types to be carried over a single optical transport unit frame.

Validate your tech solution with CENGN

CENGN offers the infrastructure and expertise needed to test and validate tech solutions and products.

These services are provided through a CENGN project to any Canadian small or medium enterprise looking for commercial growth.

Our multi-vendor metro network is designed to validate your organization’s optical network transport solutions. Also, CENGN’s members and partners could be interested in partnering with your company on your solutions. Showcasing your solution with a CENGN proof-of-concept project is an easy way to introduce your innovations to multinational companies, with the potential of pushing your product to the global market. CENGN also has a 2X100G metro WAN link which spans from CENGN (Kanata) to CANARIE’s Point-of-Presence (downtown Ottawa). Interested businesses can leverage this metro wavelength service to validate their network transport solutions.

Check out past Network Transport Projects

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