Optical Wavelength

Highly economical, dedicated connection

CenturyLink® Optical Wavelength Services (OWS) offers your agency outstanding value in very high capacity data transport. CenturyLink® OWS enables Agency data centers and locations of highly concentrated data applications to communicate between each other over long or short distances.


  • Comes in 2.5 Gbps and 10 Gbps speeds
  • Long haul and metro wavelengths are available
  • Supports standards-based Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy framing
  • Local access provided by using on-net facilities or leasing wavelengths from CLECs or ILECs
  • Fully transparent—allows overhead bytes to pass unchanged to enable Agency-provided protection switching
  • Protected and unprotected options are supported
  • Diversity provided as requested


  • Provides your Agency with highly economical bulk data transport
  • Peace of mind—all connections are dedicated 100% to your Agency, so there is no contention for bandwidth
  • Very little chance of hacking—any connection must be made physically, and therefore any intrusion would be detected by CenturyLink® Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Ease of use—ensured by highly standardized interfaces and framing, as proven through years of CenturyLink experience


Supports all applications

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