AT&T Opt-E-MAN Service

Ability to use multiple connections to communicate with each other through OPT-E-MAN
and other pure Ethernet solutions that transport through LANs in the same metropolitan area and still support any different type of business application you may have.

Strengths of OPT-E-MAN build together with Cisco equipment to provide you with scalable optical services in metropolitan areas. From 5Mbps to 1Gbps, OPT-E-MAN is flexible and reliable service that can meet any of you growing Ethernet needs.

OPT-E-MAN has the ability to support many transport data configurations, whether it is point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, or multipoint-to-multipoint. OPT-E-MAN uses both physical and virtual connections to meet business requirements.

Using Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVCs) to transmit Ethernet LAN packets that run over optical fiber to your intraLATA network, OPT-E-MAN, is also able to transmit Internet access to Network Based VPN service. Using a router, bridge, or switch, the fiber transport is able to connect you to network terminating equipment at your chosen location, and you decide when to connect to the service.



  • Ethernet Port, interface and transport: From the network terminating equipment at locations.
  • Ethernet Virtual Connection (EVC): crosses the physical connection between the Ethernet cloud.


  • Bronze Service will support your data applications with applications that you have placed in lower priority and time-varying traffic.
  • Silver Service: For products such as VoIP, will be supported by applications that require minimal loss and low latency variation.



  • OPT-E-MAN, allows users to add new locations and increase capacity of bandwidth within existing locations.

Simplified network

  • Connecting through Ethernet incorporates a separate protocol where interface isn’t required. Single handoffs add convenience and simplicity to network architecture.


  • Requiring less physical interfaces, such as servers and routers, OPT-E-MAN is cost effective.

Reliable and secure

  • OPT-E-MAN is able to provide bandwidth reliability through Metropolitan Area Networks at native speeds of your applications.
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