A 600% increase in bandwidth with already existing fiber

Case Study

Regional Hospital System


A hospital system was growing from three to five locations. They were at full capacity on their bandwidth and needed a new DWDM network to support their growth plans. They purchased a design from Cisco Systems that needed to be installed


Downtime was a very serious concern, the customer did not have enough rack space for the installation, and they could not afford to buy new fiber for the upgrade with their set budget, so existing fiber needed to be utilized in the design 


We completed site surveys at all five locations, identified and prepped for the space constraints and noted the equipment required for the project. We removed the Sonnet fiber and installed the new DWDM network with the existing fiber. Traffic from the Sonnet was hot-cut overnight to prevent downtime issues


The hospital system went from 2.5 giga bandwidth at three locations to 10 giga bandwidth at five locations. All five hospital locations are connected on the same network, and they can easily add a new switch or router in the future.

Tags: Bandwidth, Featured