Optical channel (lambda)

UNINETT supplies dedicated optical channels, also called private connections, both within the Norwegian national research and education network and its global counterparts. This service is intended for research communities requiring high bandwidth and/or a fixed time-delay, and where the end systems are sought run in a closed network, or in combination with open networks.  For example, this applies to certain large-scale research projects, or a situation where two departments within the same organization need a clearly defined, private network to communicate. This service runs parallel to the regular research and education network and shares this network’s optical infrastructure. 
Target group: 
Dedicated optical connections can be set up for anyone whose Internet service provider is UNINETT, i.e. anyone who is connected to the research and education network.   
Conditions: 

The customer must have access to optical fiber/channels from his or her institution to the closest UNINETT backbone node.

This service requires that the organization has Internet access via UNINETT.

Description of the service: 

Across great distances, the backbone is primarily built on infrastructure where UNINETT has access to dedicated wavelengths. It is possible to run private connections parallel to the research and education network. It is also possible to connect these with equivalent connections offered by our international partners. Typical areas of applications for such connections are research projects requiring high capacities with a guaranteed performance, or situations where two departments within the same organization need to connect on a private network.

This service runs parallel to the regular research and education network and shares this network’s optical infrastructure. Areas of application that could benefit from this service are typically research communities engaged in heavy natural science research, research communities handling large quantities of data or research communities in need of a closed network. Specialized testing networks can also be set up through this service. Available interfaces are 1, 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, as well as 2.5 and 10 Gbit/s SDH. Fault tolerances can be defined as needed.
Costs: 

For general information about UNINETT’s pricing model – click here

Prices vary according to geographic distance and connection capacity.
Examples:
1 Gbit/s – Trondheim-Oslo – NOK 180,000 per year. 

10 Gbit/s – Trondheim-Oslo – NOK 400,000 per year.
Please contact us for more information and a specific offer.
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