Behind the scenes of Megaport’s Network-as-a-Service platform

The Megaport Network-as-a-Service platform dramatically simplifies the process of creating and provisioning networks for our customers, however it takes a lot of hard work behind the scenes to provide this level of simplicity.

While the platform is built on a number of core components, the backbone of the service is our fibre network which is used to deliver high-speed, high-bandwidth connectivity for our customers.

As we continue to expand, we need to join (or splice) fibre optic cables together to grow the network.

Fusion splicing melts the fiber optic cable together using an electric arc to produce a near-perfect join with minimal optical loss. In this picture you can see the two fibres ready to be spliced together.

Once the fibre has been joined, it is then tested and ready to go!