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SFR to upgrade fiber-optic network to support access services

January 13, 2014

French telecom services provider SFR will upgrade its fiber-optic network across France to support the increasing bandwidth its ultra-broadband access network has created to meet both mobile and fixed-line requirements. The company will deploy the 1830 Photonic Service Switch from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) as a cornerstone of the upgrade.

PEG Bandwidth picks Alcatel-Lucent for mobile backhaul expansion

January 13, 2014

Mobile backhaul provider PEG Bandwidth LLC says it is expanding its fiber-optic network to serve 4G LTE operators in less populated and rural areas with the help of Alcatel-Lucent’s (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) IP/MPLS mobile backhaul portfolio.

Broadcast services firm TDF adds 100G to optical network in France

January 9, 2014

TDF, which provides radio and television transmission services and other multimedia services such as digitization of content, encoding and storage, has added 100-Gbps capabilities to its network via the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform from Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN).

Huawei touts 400G core router success

January 6, 2014

Huawei says it has seen significant market acceptance for its 400-Gbps NE5000E core router, based on the fact that 53 operators have deployed the system in the past five months. The success confirms the market is ready for core routers with such capacity, the company asserts.

Zayo provides more UK dark fiber for C4L

January 2, 2014

UK connectivity specialist Connexions for London (C4L) has partnered with international bandwidth infrastructure provider Zayo Group LLC to deploy a network of fiber-optic links between London Docklands and Slough, providing diverse connectivity for 27 C4L data centers in the area.

Hutchison, Cisco launch WiseNET CE 2.0 network

January 2, 2014

Hutchison Global Communications Ltd. (HCG), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Ltd. (stock code: 215), and Cisco have launched WiseNET – a next-generation network for the Hong Kong public, using the Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (MEF CE 2.0) platform.

Telefónica Vivo chooses Coriant for optical transport

December 23, 2013

Telefónica Vivo of Brazil will deploy Coriant's hiT 7300 optical transport platform, hiT 7100 OTN/MPLS-TP switch, and TNMS network management system for its backbone fiber-optic network. The 100-Gbps optical transport and Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching the equipment will provide will enable Telefónica Vivo to enhance broadband connectivity while reducing total cost of ownership, Coriant says.

DukeNet demos SDN WAN and data center orchestration

December 23, 2013

DukeNet Communications says it is conducting a proof-of-concept demonstration in which it will apply software-defined network (SDN) orchestration across the wide area network (WAN) and the data center. DukeNet will use software and systems from Cyan (NYSE:CYNI) and Accedian Networks for the demonstration.

Huawei to deliver 400-Gbps OTN technology to Telefonica Chile

December 12, 2013

In what would appear to be an industry first, Huawei says it will help Telefonica Chile deploy a 400-Gbps metro fiber-optic network based on Optical Transport Network (OTN) principles. The network will be rolled out in the capital city of Santiago to support LTE and IPTV services.

Marlin Equity closes Tellabs acquisition

December 8, 2013

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