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OC1 Bandwidth Facts and Optical Carrier 1 (OC-1) Info

OC1 Bandwidth, OC1 Facts and OC-1 Providers

  • An OC1 is a SONET line and transmits data at a rate of 51.84 megabits per second with a payload of 50.112 Mbps and an overhead of 1.728 Mbps over optical fiber
  • An OC1 Line is also known as STS-1 (Synchronous Transport Signal)
  • The 155.52 Mbps has a payload of 148.608 Mbps an overhead of 6.912 Mbps which includes path overhead using fiber optics
  • (3) OC-1 Lines/(3) STS-1 frames concatenates into a single OC-3 data stream
  • The Optical Carrier (OC) is multiplied for use by other OC-n standards. For illustration purposes, an OC-3 Line is 3 times the rate of OC-1 Line

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