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ZTE debuts new packet OTN platform


ZTE used last week's WDM & Next-Generation Optical Networking Forum Nice, France to unveil the ZXMP M721 CX66 packet and Optical Transport Network (OTN) transport platform.

Proximus tests 1-Tbps superchannel


Proximus (nee Belgacom) has successfully completed a test transmission of a 1-Tbps superchannel using technology from Huawei, the Chinese communications technology vendor says. The event was the first terabit field trial of Huawei's super-channel OTN Card.

Omnitron offers Carrier Ethernet NID in SFP optical transceiver


Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc. has expanded its line of Carrier Ethernet network interface devices (NIDs) with the iConverter SFP-NID, which packs gigabit NID capabilities into an SFP optical transceiver. The company expects the device to find use in support of low-latency, SLA-guaranteed business Ethernet and 4G/LTE macro cell and small cell backhaul service provision.

Ciena offers virtualization switch CPE for NFV


Ciena Corp. (NYSE:CIEN) says it now offers an Ethernet CPE platform designed to enable virtualized services in a network functions virtualization (NFV) context. The 3938vi Service Virtualization Switch enables managed services providers to host virtual network functions (VNFs) on servers or other off-the-shelf hardware or on the 3938vi.

CALIENT touts SDN-enabled optical circuit switching


Optical switch vendor CALIENT Technologies, Inc. used last week's Optinet China Conference in Beijing to unveil its vision for optical circuit switching in software-defined network (SDN) infrastructures.

ECI to unveil core network OTN/packet switches


Optical transport systems vendor ECI says it plans to use Next Generation Optical Networking Event in Nice, France, to introduce the Apollo OPT 9900 series of Optical Transport Network (OTN) and packet switches. The company promises the new OTN/packet switches will be the densest, most energy efficient platforms available for use in core networks and submarine cable landing stations.

ADVA Optical Networking offers NFV demarcation systems


ADVA Optical Networking has expanded its play in software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) with the ADVA FSP 150-GE110Pro Series of network interface devices (NIDs). The NIDs are designed to help service providers roll out NFV-based services in a way that emphasizes openness, security, and service assurance.

O2 rolling out 100G fiber network across UK


O2, the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Ltd., is deploying a 100-Gbps fiber-optic network across the UK using equipment from Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), the systems house says. The fiber network will connect such major cities as London, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Liverpool to enable O2 to meet the increasing demands of data center and network virtualization traffic, Ciena explains.

ONF releases Atrium open SDN software package


The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) says it has released the first iteration of Atrium, a compendium of previously standalone open software-defined networking (SDN) software elements. The Atrium program aims to ease the adoption of open SDN concepts by integrating established open source SDN software with what it termed "critical connecting pieces."

Fujitsu upgrades OTN features in FLASHWAVE 9500 FLASHWAVE CDS


Fujitsu and its North American arm, Fujitsu Network Communications, have unveiled upgraded Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching and access features for the FLASHWAVE 9500 and FLASHWAVE CDS packet-optical transport systems.

MRV unveils OP-X1 100-Gbps access platform


Optical transport and software-defined networking (SDN) technology developer MRV Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) has extended its range of OptiPacket packet-optical transport systems with the OptiPacket OP-X1. The new access platform enables operators to extend 100-Gbps Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) capabilities to the last mile of their networks.

Transmode EMXP IIe expansion focuses on 10G packet-optical networks


Despite the attention being paid to 100G in the metro, Transmode has seen a continued requirement for 10-Gbps technology. The optical transport systems vendor has responded with the EMXP IIe 240, a new platform for high-density, low power 10G Ethernet switching for metro-edge packet-optical transport applications.

Telco Systems offers demarcation device that supports CE 2.0, MPLS, IP Layer 3, SDN


Telco Systems has released the T-Marc 3308, which the company asserts is the first demarcation device to support Carrier Ethernet 2.0, MPLS, IP Layer 3, and software-defined networking (SDN) in the same box.

ADVA offers 'not too small' data center interconnect optical transport platform


ADVA Optical Networking is the latest optical transport systems vendor to unveil a purpose-built data center interconnect (DCI) platform. Like recent competing offerings, the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect promises to provide Internet content providers (ICPs), and cloud service providers (CSPs), and other interested in high-speed transport between data centers with high capacity, low power consumption, and support for software-defined networking (SDN) architectures. However, a source at ADVA asserted that the CloudConnect's 4RU size is actually preferable to the smaller sizes of some alternatives.

Cable & Wireless deploys Coriant hiT 7300 in Jamaica and Barbados


Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has decided to deploy the hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform in the backbone fiber-optic networks it operates in Barbados and Jamaica, the optical transport systems vendor says.

Carriers cooling on packet-optical transport?


A survey conducted by IHS (NYSE: IHS) indicates that carriers' ardor for packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS) may be cooling. While the platforms remain popular – 78% of survey respondents said they have already deployed such systems or plan to by the end of 2016 – that total represents a drop of 8 percentage points compared to the results of last year's survey.

Ekinops tackles wireless fronthaul


Optical transport systems vendor Ekinops has unveiled a combination fronthaul and backhaul technology offering that supports passive, active, and mixed architectures.

CenturyLink adds PON-based 1-Gbps business services in five states


CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it now offers its PON-based symmetrical 1-Gbps small and medium business (SMB) services in parts of Iowa, Idaho, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The additions bring to 17 the number of states where the operator offers such services.

Clouditalia improves packet transport with Coriant


Italian integrated and cloud services provider Clouditalia has deployed the Coriant 7090 Packet Transport Platform to improve service delivery to small and medium businesses, the optical transport systems vendor says. The service provider will use the packet transport gear to support the delivery of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services as well as expand support for cloud and data center interconnect (DCI) applications. It also will help Clouditalia migrate legacy services such as E1, SDH, and lower bit rate Ethernet to the packet network.

MEF stretches Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification to 100G


The MEF says it can now certify systems operating at 100 Gbps within its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification Program.

Software-defined access and aggregation networks


An industry shift toward software-based capabilities and concepts has gathered significant momentum in recent years. In carrier networks, software-defined access and aggregation networks offer an especially attractive proposition.

Oi taps Alcatel-Lucent for broadband upgrade, OTN projects


In a move to increase efficiency of services to its landline and mobile broadband customers and reduce infrastructure costs, Oi Brasil Telecom has begun implementation of a new broadband data communications network architecture using equipment from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:ALU). The goal is faster downloads, higher quality HD video channels, and improved voice and video calls through efficient use of all bandwidth available during peak consumption periods.

Forsythe Data Centers connects Chicago facility with Ciena gear


Forsythe Data Centers will deploy packet-optical transport systems from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) in its dual, diverse metro fiber network to connect Forsythe's new Retail+ managed hosting facility to 350 East Cermak in Chicago.

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities taps Infinera for terabit R&E fiber-optic network enhancement


Open access transport service provider Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp. (MBC) had deployed the DTN-X packet optical transport platform from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), the two parties say. MBC has used the DTN-X to upgrade its fiber-optic network in Virginia to terabit scale to support the needs of its customers, particularly the Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance (MARIA).

Telefonica Germany taps Coriant for mobile backhaul network


Telefónica Germany will use the Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series and 8000 Intelligent Network Manager (INM) in an IP/MPLS-based upgrade of its mobile backhaul network, according to the systems supplier. The project includes the integration of the O2 and E-Plus network infrastructures.

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