What Does Optical Mesh Network (OMN) Mean?
An optical mesh network (OMN) is a telecommunication network that uses optical fiber, synchronous digital hierarchy and a ring architecture. OMN networks evolved from the digital-cross-connect systems with mesh architecture that were used in the 1980s. Optical mesh networks were a huge advancement in optical fiber telecommunication network systems. The new mesh optical technology is similar to the old ring networks, but much cheaper and much more efficient.
Optical transport networks have introduced new standards in telecommunication systems by providing high speed data communication, higher bandwidth and extraordinary trunking capacity for higher and heavy networks layers.