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OC - Optical Carrier

Representing the speed of fiber-optic networks. OC speeds can range anywhere between 1 and 48. Most hosting companies have OC3 connections, which allows for the transfer of data at a rate of up to 155.52 Mbps. Recently faster bandwidth connections are becoming available such as OC12, OC48, and OC192 with transfers of up to 9.6 Gb/S or the equivalent of 6,200 T1 lines.

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