Routed optical networking is a new network architecture that delivers improved operational efficiencies and simplicity. The solution works by merging IP and private line services onto a single layer where all the services switching is done at Layer 3. Routers are connected hop-by-hop with standardized pluggable coherent optics.
With a single service layer based upon IP, flexible management tools can leverage telemetry and model-driven programmability to streamline lifecycle operations. This simplified architecture integrates open data models and standard APIs, enabling a provider to focus on automation initiatives for a simpler topology.