Why the OpenCape Network is So Advanced

The OpenCape network is the only 100% end-to-end fiber optic network covering southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

Utilizing 100Gbps transmission and optical Ethernet switching technologies, the carrier-grade fiber network has enormous scaling capacity and service flexibility to meet the growing needs of Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts. It can grow to 400G to 1Tb and beyond and is on a par with the best networks in the world.

The network is designed for high reliability with redundant equipment and fiber paths to withstand the region’s harsh marine climate. The optical fiber itself carries a 25 year warranty and is expected to last much longer.

The OpenCape network is architected for high speed access to the Internet and Internet 2.  Underlying dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology supports backhaul connections across multiple segments of the network from 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps. Diverse network facilities provide for multiple traffic routes for redundancy and reliability.

The network utilizes ITU G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching to provide service rings into which individual customers connect into the network. The G.8032 technology allows sub-50Ms protection and recovery switching for all ring connected customers.

Multiple sub-tending service rings operate across the network allowing independence and resiliency of the network. Individual service rings operate at 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps, and multiple service rings can operate within the same network segments to increase capacity and reliability, and provide traffic separation.

You can determine what technologies you want to use on the fiber to create a truly secure customized solution and ensure that your network will grow as your business grows.