For years, the debate has been IPoDWDM versus IPoOT (optical transport). At Ribbon, we have concluded that it is both!
Technology evolution for optical transmission at 400G and above, wavelength routing, and network control now allow tailoring IP Optical solutions that optimize for the best balance of first cost, performance and operational flexibility. There is no single best approach. Best solutions depend on application details and customer preferences.
Sometimes this means integrating coherent transceivers directly into IP routers, and other times it means using optical transport. Ribbon enables tailoring IP Optical solutions that use individually or combine three approaches:
- IPoDWDM Direct Connect
- IPoDWDM over OLS
- IP over Optical Transport (OT)