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CenturyLink OptiPointSM utilizes the CenturyLink fiber-optic network and CenturyLink Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) transmission equipment to provide you and your end-user customers highly reliable, ultra high-speed connectivity. CenturyLink OptiPoint provides an efficient and economical means for transporting data, voice, and video.

CenturyLink offers flexible OptiPoint configuration options so you can take advantage of cost savings and network efficiencies. This service includes network monitoring capabilities that automatically activate in case of failure, enabling you to reduce downtime and lost revenue.

With CenturyLink OptiPoint, you may:

  • Reduce costs through network efficiencies.
  • Protect your customers from network downtime.
  • Tailor the service to suit your needs and business plan.
  • Vastly improve the speed and reliability of communications transmissions.

Features & Benefits

  • Fiber optics and SONET technology - offer a reliable way to transport data, voice, and video at ultra-high transmission speeds. This increased capacity helps you meet your customers' demand for bandwidth-intensive applications.
  • Network monitoring capabilities - protect you and your customers' from downtime and lost revenue due to equipment failure.
  • Standard optical interfaces - reduce costs and allows more flexibility in provisioning the service with equipment from various manufacturers.
  • Standard optical interfaces - reduce costs and allows more flexibility in provisioning the service with equipment from various manufacturers.
  • Bit rates - available in OC3 (155.52 Mbps), OC12 (622.08 Mbps), OC48 (2488.32 Mbps) and OC192* (9953.28 Mbps) terminating bit rates.
    *Available in certain markets.

Product Details

CenturyLink OptiPoint is a SONET-based, fiber-optic, point-to-point synchronous data transmission service available at OC3 (155.52 Mbps), OC12 (622.08 Mbps), OC48 (2488.32 Mbps) and OC192 (9953.28 Mbps) terminating bit rates. CenturyLink OptiPoint provides an economical and efficient solution for transporting complex audio; motion video; numerical, graphical and textual data; and voice communication between locations and enables high bandwidth capacity using SONET technology over the CenturyLink fiber-optic network. Additionally, this service offers maximum transmission speed with a standard optical interface, and makes flexible design alternatives and bandwidth allocation possible.

CenturyLink OptiPoint provides electronics that automatically activate in case of primary electronics failure. A point-to-point service, CenturyLink OptiPoint provides for four fibers in the same sheath. You have the option of providing compatible terminating equipment at your premises for a reduced rate, and OptiPoint can be configured in a variety of ways, based on your requirements.

CenturyLink OptiPoint is available with one-, three- and five-year pricing options. Non-recurring installation charges do NOT apply to three- and five-year pricing agreements.

Here's How it Works:

Business Applications

  • Allows for the transport of voice, data and images at ultra-high speed transmission rates.
  • Creates network efficiencies and cost savings for businesses with multiple lower speed services between two locations.
  • Provides vastly improved reliability of communication transmissions.
  • Delivers the reliability and stability of the CenturyLink network, without a significant investment in new fiber.
Last Update: July 31, 2017