Network Uptime Case Studies

Pushing the Limits and Optimizing Uptime

A head-to-head test: OEM vs. Integra Optics
One of the keys to success in the telecom industry is having optics that can go the distance and perform at, and beyond the limit. When optics have to operate in a stressed network, optimizing uptime is no easy task. Think of an optic as an athlete; they push their bodies to the absolute limit every day and defy odds to perform above 100 percent capacity. When one of our customers came to us needing to find an optic that would not only perform well, but surpass industry standards in a stressed network, we knew it could be done, just like an athlete can thrive under pressure. After an exhaustive test environment was created, Integra’s optics proved to go the distance and excel under pressure.

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Putting the Control Back in Engineering's Hands

Integra’s Smart Coder
In today’s industry, navigating the challenges of multi-network and multi-platform integration is becoming a common trend. Following a large acquisition, one of our customers, a fiber infrastructure provider, was looking to upgrade the transport portion of their network infrastructure, while minimizing integration challenges and protecting their initial capital investment. Our solution to use Integra’s tech-friendly and intuitive Smart Coder proved to be a practical and cost effective solution that saved our customer their initial investment, ensured network uptime, and freed up idle assets.

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Tripling Bandwidth in Record Time

Government / Municipality
If the future could be predicted, telecom infrastructure projects would be planned much differently. But the real world requires best-guess planning, and sometimes even the most experienced planners are surprised by sudden traffic spikes. When our customer found themselves with an overloaded infrastructure right before their busiest season, they gave us a simple challenge: make one simplex fiber handle the traffic of three.

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Positioning a University for Growth

Higher Education
Today’s college student carries more devices than ever. And they expect their school to deliver constant, secure connectivity at every corner of campus. Many higher education institutions have older networks, built with a wide range of proprietary parts from different OEMs, all connecting to older single mode fiber. For one Integra customer, delivering always-up service was all about channelization.

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Enhancing the Customer Experience with No New Fiber

Mobile Backhaul
Mobile providers, service providers and MSOs must innovate to stay competitive. They also can’t easily afford massive infrastructure projects. To boost bandwidth cost-effectively, they have to make the most of existing fiber. When our customer needed to upgrade their mobile backhaul without new infrastructure, they looked to our engineering team for help.

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Maximizing the Value of New Fiber Assets

Multiple System Operator (MSO)
From time to time, our customers find themselves with newly acquired fiber. Sometimes obtained as part of mergers or acquisitions, the specific end use of a given length of fiber isn’t always defined at the outset. When our customer, one of the largest hosted communications providers in New England, came into a 125km length of dark fiber, they asked Integra to help make the most of it.

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Fixing the Right Problem

Service Provider
Sometimes an error is just an error. But Integra’s engineers are thorough types though, so when our customer’s 10g dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) span suddenly reported high rates of cyclic redundancy check (CRC) errors, we wondered if it was just a symptom of the problem. Turns out, it was. And our solution saved time, money and came with a bonus.

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