Integrating optical and IP technology future-proofs Swedish network
Swedish operator SUNET builds a converged optical-IP network that delivers new levels of automation, uptime, and scale while slashing operating costs.
SUNET connects about a half a million students, researchers, and administrators across 30 schools and 100 research institutions. In addition to high-speed network connectivity, SUNET offers cloud storage, digital collaboration tools, and Web conferencing services.
The converged IP-optical SUNET is 10 times faster, though operational costs have dropped 20 percent. Simplifying the network with convergence has improved network availability because there are fewer components to fail. The router inherently understands fiber connections, so it can reroute traffic before a fiber has even broken.