Optical Spectrum Access (OSA) Filter Connect
OSA Filter Connect is one of the newest technologies for high-capacity, optical fibre data transfer between two locations. The hybrid fibre bridges and combines Dark Fibre, Ethernet Point to Points and Wavelengths to offer flexibility and scalability.
OSA Filter Connect is an optical method of uniting two or more locations on a LAN (Local Area Network). Within Elite On-Net areas, OSA can also be used to create a WAN connection back to an Elite Data centre for internet access. These high-capacity data connections are not limited to bandwidth by the NTU, as with traditional Ethernet point to points and Ethernet Fibres.
OSA Filter Connect is installed at an A-End (Building location 1) which is then brought back to the local exchange where another optical fibre is run to the B-end (building location 2) to create the LAN and WAN.
You will be presented with an NTU for management, and a MUX (Multiplexer) which uses different light wavelengths to deliver the necessary bandwidth. The MUX itself is what will deliver the bandwidth and will have 8 available channels to use which can be lit at Bandwidth’s ranging from, N* 10Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps.
OSA carries a similar installation lead time to a regular Ethernet Fibre. However, as the LAN extension only connects two buildings, and there is no data centre work to be carried out, they are installed in less time; typically under 60-days.