Optical Carrier circuits or OC-n, are typically used by telecommunications companies and ISPs to carry voice traffic and to connect Internet Points-of-Presence (POP’s). They are also used by large enterprise businesses to connect to the Internet and to transmit data between offices.
OC-n circuits provide a solid solution for businesses looking for a robust high-powered connection. The “n” in OC-n can be 1, 3, 12, 24, 48, 192, or 768, and would be multiplied by 51.84Mbps to calculate the actual payload of the circuit. These circuits are delivered via SONET over optical fiber.
OC-n is typically used by enterprise businesses for the following:
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
- General Internet browsing
- Business-class VoIP
- Web Conferencing
- Data Center Applications
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- Connecting Offices