OC48 internet is faster than OC3 and OC12 internet, though not as fast as OC192 internet. As with other optical carrier data transmission rates, the data speed transmission of OC48 can only be determined by way of the number, 48 — which serves as a base multiplier.
51.84Mbps x 48 = 2,488.32 Mbps
OC48 internet surpasses even Gigabit Ethernet technology and are used heavily with regional ISPs (internet service providers). OC48 internet is not as fast as 10 Gigabit Ethernet and OC192 internet, however.
An OC48 is a large T1 configuration that is a high-speed digital connection for voice and Internet. The OC48 is for very large applications where large bandwidth is needed. It is used as a major networking backbone for large companies and universities.
OC stands for optical carrier. The level number, 48 in this case, refers to the range of digital signals that can be carried on the network. An optical carrier is a sonnet fiber optic network that carries a digital signal. An OC 48 is roughly equivalent in size to over 5000 standard T1 circuits.
An OC48 is capable of transmitting at speeds up to 2.5 gigabits per second. This fast speed allows for simultaneous transmission of graphics, sound, and large files. It is one of the fastest speeds available to connect to the Internet and allows for instantaneous transmission.
An OC48 allows for many simultaneous dedicated broadband Internet access connections. The OC48 is connected directly into your server providing for multiple accesses. The OC48 for Internet is dedicated to your applications and use static IP addresses for your servers. A business grade Internet connection provides the bandwidth to do many types of applications at once.
T1 configurations are the new standard in telecommunications and Internet access for businesses. The technology is reliable and economical. The pricing of an OC48 would be based on the specific configuration you need. An engineer would configure the OC48 for your application and the OC48 would be installed appropriately. Competitive pricing and service contracts can be reviewed before a final decision is made.
OC48 Internet News
In August 2010, Sprint converted its OC12 internet to OC48 internet, increasing its network bandwidth by 400 percent (four times faster than OC12 internet). OC48 internet runs on 2.5Gbps data transmission speeds. Sprint placed the OC48 internet between Fort Worth, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri.
In 2007, Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (Verizon Wireless), employed OC48 internet router-to-router, at a rate of 40Gbps from Washington D.C. to Chicago. Verizon planned to have OC48 internet in all of its territories in the US by the end of 2008. According to Verizon Business’s President of Network Operations and Technology Fred Briggs, moving from 10 Gigabit Ethernet to 40 Gigabit Ethernet shows that Verizon is prepared to take its customers into the future; additionally, converting to OC48 internet also reduces web traffic congestion, which results in improved performance on Verizon’s internet platform.