Unlocking the Power of 400GE Wavelength: FlexNetworks Revolutionary Network Connectivity

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High-speed Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical transmission systems are the backbone of today’s global telecommunication network.  DWDM is a point-to-point system that increases the carrying capacity of the physical medium (fibre) by assigning incoming optical signals to specific frequencies of light (wavelengths, or lambdas) within a certain frequency band.  Another way to think about DWDM is that each channel is a different colour of light; several channels then make up a “rainbow.” 


Increasing the data rates of each of these colours of light or channels has been the primary direction for telecommunications service suppliers and their customers over the last decade.  The development of optical transport systems enabled rapid progression from 100GE wavelength services, introduced a decade ago, to 400GE data rates per single wavelength service being available today. 


Enterprise migration to public, private, and/or hybrid multi-cloud environments is driving the adoption of wavelength services to facilitate cloud connection and connectivity between IT instances.  High-speed bandwidth demand for data centre connectivity is one of the main drivers of wavelength services adoption. The need to gain agility in IT infrastructure management and expansion is causing customers to opt for third-party data centres (DC). DC connectivity requires large bandwidth and secure, reliable, future-proof network architecture.  Bandwidth may be driving the need for wavelength services, but there is a greater emphasis on network performance.  Although network capacity for data centre connectivity is one of the best arguments for wavelengths, verticals like government, health care, financial, and education are increasingly adopting wavelengths for security inherent in the dedicated capacity.  


FlexNetworks’ Wavelength Services provide 10 GE, 100GE and 400GE point-to-point private network circuit options between data centres and other enterprise customer locations whose features include:



  • 10 Gbps, 100 Gbps and 400 Gbps options available.


Dedicated Bandwidth Performance

  • Secure, private bandwidth with high scalability and dedicated capacity to support your data-intensive applications.
  • Safeguard sensitive data by choosing networks with private point-to-point connections.



  • High-circuit availability backed by service level agreements (SLAs) and delivered over state-of-the-industry network equipment.
  • 99.99% availability.
  • The round-trip delay has an SLA metric that requires circuit latency not to exceed 5 milliseconds (ms). To visualise this speed, consider the blink of an eye, which takes about 100-400 ms. FlexNetworks can transmit data between Saskatoon and Regina in as little as 3 ms, significantly faster than the blink of an eye. In comparison, other providers’ optical transport systems route data from Saskatoon to Winnipeg and then back to Regina which drive latencies of around 16 ms. This difference, though seemingly small in the context of milliseconds, is substantial in the realm of high-speed private networks.


Amidst the dynamic landscape of the digital era, the demand for swift and dependable internet connectivity has reached unprecedented levels of importance. Enter FlexNetworks’ groundbreaking 400GE Wavelength connection—an innovation that doesn’t just push the boundaries of high-speed internet but reshapes them entirely. This state-of-the-art development holds particular significance for areas like Saskatchewan, poised to elevate the benchmarks of high-speed fibre networks to new heights. This game-changing technology allows businesses to transmit data at staggering speeds of up to 400 gigabits per second (Gbps), facilitating seamless communication and data transfer across vast distances.


This innovative solution establishes a direct and ultra-fast connection between two major cities in Saskatchewan: Saskatoon and Regina. What does this rapid connection mean for businesses It translates into exceptionally fast and efficient data transmission, which is especially impactful in applications like video streaming and data-heavy tasks.


The impact of these millisecond differences becomes more pronounced in applications like video streaming and large-scale data transmission. For video streaming, lower latency (measured in milliseconds) means less buffering, more seamless playback, and a higher-quality viewing experience, particularly for high-definition content. In large-scale data transmission, which is critical for businesses, every millisecond saved in data travel time can lead to increased efficiency, better real-time data analysis, and faster decision-making processes.


Therefore, with FlexNetworks, you’re not just accessing high-speed connectivity; you’re embracing a world where Saskatchewan’s fastest internet meets the demands of modern digital applications. The enhancement in speed, particularly in the realm of milliseconds, plays a crucial role in redefining the capabilities of high-speed fibre and internet technology, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in digital communication and content consumption. 


With its impressive capacity and throughput capabilities, businesses can future-proof their networks and seamlessly scale their operations to meet evolving customer needs and market trends.


Moreover, 400GE Wavelength offers unparalleled reliability and resilience, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity even in the face of network congestion or adverse weather conditions. This level of robustness is essential for businesses operating in mission-critical environments where downtime is not an option.


FlexNetworks’ 400GE Wavelength service builds upon the company’s extensive experience in delivering high-performance networking solutions tailored to the unique needs of businesses across various industries. By partnering with FlexNetworks, organizations gain access to a reliable and scalable network infrastructure that forms the backbone of their digital transformation journey.


But the benefits of 400GE Wavelength extend beyond speed and reliability. By leveraging this advanced technology, businesses can unlock new opportunities for innovation and collaboration, driving efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness in today’s digital economy.


FlexNetworks is proud to provide this service to several businesses in various industries. We have ensured scalability for the future, which is why we have customers from credit unions to crown corporations on our 400GE Wavelength! 


FlexNetworks has completed a capacity expansion to its Saskatchewan Optical Transport Network (OTN). This project demonstrates FlexNetworks’ ongoing commitment to meet Saskatchewan’s business needs for cost-effective 10G, 100G, and 400G wavelength services between the essential markets of Regina and Saskatoon. Used in bandwidth-intensive applications such as data centre interconnect or storage network replication, these high-capacity wavelength offerings are not just about bandwidth but are also accompanied by meaningful SLAs that ensure reliability, performance, and availability.  For the fastest, most direct, and most predictable long haul and metro network connections on our owned and operated fibre network.


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