ONI Systems

Breaking Network Bottlenecks

ONI Systems provided optical telecommunications systems for metropolitan access, core and regional markets. As bandwidth requirements and the need for offering data optimized services grew in the 1990s, the increasing gap between the available bandwidth between the enterprise and the long haul networks created a bottleneck in metro areas. ONI products broke that bottleneck with optical solutions specifically designed for the metro networks to enable service providers to deploy new revenue generating high-speed data services while supporting existing legacy services By installing ONI equipment, service providers could rapidly build high capacity optical metro networks that were flexible, scalable, and able to support a variety of services on a single platform in a cost-effective manner.

Facts & Stats

  • Incorporated as Optical Networks, Inc. in October 1997. The company changed its name to ONI Systems Corp. in April 2000 and became a public company on June 1, 2000.
  • Developed, marketed and sold all-optical networking equipment for the metropolitan and regional markets.
  • Its products allow communication service providers to rapidly build high-capacity metro networks that are flexible, scalable and able to support multiple services on a single platform.