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PACKET TRANSPORT

Packet transport networks take advantage of a variety of technologies. Carrier Ethernet switches, packet optical transport systems, IP switches and routers, and label switched router platforms are some of the technologies carriers have employed in packet transport networks for mobile backhaul, video transmission, data services, and other digital services.

Packet Transport NEWS & PRODUCTS

tw telecom expands fiber network in Louisville and Southern Indiana

Managed services provider tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC) says it is expanding its existing m...

China Telecom deploys Huawei's SDN technology

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. and the Beijing branch of China Telecom (Beijing Telecom for sho...

Finland's Elisa evolves to IP/MPLS with Alcatel-Lucent

Finnish broadband services provider Elisa has chosen Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE...

Ciena tests 200G via 16-QAM with Japan-U.S. Cable Network

Optical transport systems vendor Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) says it has complemented its terre...

Huawei unveils metro packet-optical transport system

Huawei has announced the OptiX OSN 9800 U16, a packet-optical transport system aimed at metr...

Verizon details metro 100G deployments

Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) says it has begun to roll out 100-Gbps capabilities in its metro ...

LG Uplus to use OTN for LTE-A CPRI backhaul

Huawei says that South Korean mobile services provider LG Uplus will use its equipment to cr...

Lumos Networks taps Cisco for Project Ark fiber to the cell site project

Fiber-optic network services provider Lumos Networks Corp. says it has chosen Cisco Systems,...

XO Communications offers bandwidth-on-demand

Fiber-optic network services provider XO Communications says it will offer bandwidth-on-dema...

Colorado DoT upgrading its fiber-optic network with Ciena gear

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is upgrading its fiber-optic network with p...

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
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Netflix: U-verse stinks and so do interconnect agreements

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The folks at Netflix naturally have an interest in the level of broadband services available to their potential customers; after all, the faster th...

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The security of networks and the role optical can play in it

Wed Apr 02 15:04:00 CDT 2014
Fiber optics has traditionally been viewed as a more secure way to transmit information than other alternatives. Copper wire can be tapped or monitored for electromagnetic emissions, and wireless can be intercepted rather easily. So it was somewhat surprising when recent revelations in the press revealed wide-scale tapping of fiber-optic trunk lines between data centers. It turns out tapping fiber is muc...

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