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Pacnet deploys BTI Systems 7800 Series for data center connectivity


Asia-Pacific network services provider Pacnet has chosen BTI Systems’ 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms for deployment in Hong Kong and Tokyo to support metro data center interconnect. The systems will support both 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections for Pacnet’s ISP and cloud services provider customers.

Coriant offers SDN suite


Optical transport and router systems vendor Coriant has unveiled the Coriant Transcend SDN Solution, which it says creates a programming environment that can leverage open interfaces and software-defined networking (SDN) concepts that will enable on-demand, application-centric service creation and network monetization. The company also says it is engaged in a live SDN service trial of enterprise end-users with a Tier 1 service provider in Asia it did not identify.

NEC introduces pay-as-you-grow SDN pricing model


NEC Corp. of America (NEC) has launched Version 6 of its ProgrammableFlow software-defined networking (SDN) networking suite. At the same time, it has overhauled the pricing structure and added new features for campus networks.

Europe India Gateway submarine network reports 100G deployment progress


The 16-member consortium behind the Europe India Gateway (EIG) submarine cable systems reports the completion of the first phase of its 100-Gbps technology deployment. The second phase is now underway. Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is supplying the optical transport equipment based on its GeoMesh undersea cable portfolio, as well as project management, integration, and test and turn-up assistance.

TIM Brasil to deploy Coriant hiT 7300 to support mobile expansion


Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) Brasil will deploy the Coriant hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform in its long-haul fiber-optic network, the systems house has announced. The carrier, the second largest mobile services provider in Brazil, is improving network coverage and fulfilling the demand for high-speed networks in the largest cities in Brazil.

OIF and ONF enjoy joint Transport SDN demonstration success


While the demonstration uncovered 18 issues that need to be addressed, participants successfully showed how SDN could be used to support "cloud bursting" bandwidth-on-demand requirements in a multi-layer, multi-vendor, multi-carrier environment.

Cisco, Juniper routers now orbit Cyan’s Blue Planet SDN platform


Optical transport and software-defined networking (SDN) platform Cyan (NYSE:CYNI) says it has developed element adapters that enable its Blue Planet SDN platform to automate, manage, inventory, and provision Ethernet services across a range of Cisco and Juniper Networks routers. The development of the element adapters underscores Blue Planet’s multi-layer capabilities and likely will increase the attractiveness of the platform, given the ubiquity of the Cisco and Juniper routers in the field.

BTI Systems grows Ethernet access line with BTI SA-805


Optical transport and software specialist BTI Systems has unveiled the BTI SA-805 service access platform for Ethernet business services and mobile backhaul applications. The MEF 2.0-compliant Ethernet access device (EAD) aims to enable service providers to cost-effectively address the transition to 10G access services.

Compass-EOS unveils SDN Forwarding Plane


Router vendor Compass-EOS has offered its take on software-defined networking (SDN) with its SDN Forwarding Plane. While the forwarding plane technology will enable operation of the company’s routers in a "white box" format within an SDN environment, it also will enable the systems’ use in a "hybrid" architecture in which the routers maintain the intelligence needed to optimize flows while responding to commands from the SDN cloud.

Telefónica signs broad R&D agreement with Huawei


Spanish incumbent Telefónica has deepened its relationship with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The pair have signed an agreement to develop areas of common interest that could lead to "the transformation of the digital environment."

White box switch revenues up 95% in one year says Infonetics


The shift toward bare metal and white box switches in data center networks is driving revenue toward software and will lower margins for all Ethernet switch vendors. That’s the conclusion of the second quarter 2014 (2Q14) Data Center Network Equipment report from Infonetics Research.

Huawei completes 400G OTN trial with China Mobile


Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. and China Mobile report that they have carried out successful tests on what they claim is the first 400G optical transport network (OTN) deployment in China. The Chinese vendors say the trial will help bring the commercialization of 400G OTNs closer.

Infinera Cloud Xpress

Infinera tackles metro on two fronts


Believing there are two distinct metro markets – metro aggregation and metro cloud – that require different approaches, Infinera has announced a pair of metro initiatives. The company will offer new metro-aggregation capabilities for the DTN-X in 2015, as well as the new Cloud Xpress platform by the end of this year for nearer-term cloud/data center interconnect requirements.

AT&T touts SDN-based business services


In a move that it says "will dramatically transform the way businesses provision network services," AT&T (NYSE:T) is introducing customer-enabled on-demand service capabilities through which companies will be able to order, add, or change services on their own in near real time.

Coriant upgrades 6350 Switch Node multiservice transport platform


Optical transport systems provider Coriant has unveiled what it terms “a significant capacity upgrade” for its 6350 Switch Node. The multiservice transport platform now features a 4X greater switch matrix (400 Gbps high order/80 Gbps low order) and increased service interface capacity (2.5G/10G).

Telefonica links with Cisco for SDN/NFV in converged IP/optical networks


Telefonica, which appears to be leaving no stone unturned in its quest for the optimal application of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to its network, has added Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) to its roster of collaborators. The two companies say they have developed a test platform to jointly explore and capitalize on the benefits of converged IP and optical networks.

Thailand’s Interlink Telecom expands optical transport network with Alcatel-Lucent


Thailand broadband service provider Interlink Telecom is deploying the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) in a major network build out, the systems house says. The fiber-optic network, deployed along railroad and road rights of way, will also connect to Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Malaysia.

FirstLight Fiber, Maine Fiber bring high-speed IP services to Maine


FirstLight Fiber, a service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, says it has joined forces with Maine Fiber Company (MFC) to provide next-generation IP services to business customers in traditionally underserved areas in Maine.

Cyan upgrades Z-Series platforms, adds SDN APIs to Blue Planet


Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) has announced a series of enhancements for its Z-Series packet-optical transport platforms (P-OTPs) primarily aimed at strengthening their metro and Carrier Ethernet 2.0 capabilities. It also has unveiled new application programmable interfaces (APIs) for its Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) platform, including one designed specifically for enabling optical services.

DANTE, Infinera team on single-PIC terabit superchannel test


Optical transport systems vendor Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and European research and education network provider DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) say they have successfully tested the performance of a terabit superchannel on an active segment of the GÉANT production network between Budapest, Hungary, and Bratislava, Slovak Republic. The superchannel was produced via single line card, the parties say.

Battelle to test quantum key distribution on Ohio fiber-optic network


Battelle Memorial Institute, which has operated the first commercial quantum key distribution (QKD) network in the United States for nearly a year, is setting up a test bed for QKD technologies.

Alcatel-Lucent, Ucom deploy 100G in Armenia


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says Armenia’s Ucom LLC is deploying the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) as the key element to bring 100G WDM/Optical Transport Network (OTN) capabilities to its fiber-optic network.

Telefonica chooses Alcatel-Lucent for Spanish 100G fiber-optic network


Telefonica has selected the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) as the cornerstone of a 100-Gbps upgrade to the carrier’s fiber-optic network throughout the northwest, eastern, and southern portions of Spain. The Spanish incumbent seeks the increased capacity in its regional networks to meet the demands the increasing adoption of 4G LTE mobile wireless services, cloud services, and video have sparked.

Openreach turns to Ciena for packet networking gear


Openreach, BT’s local access network business, will deploy packet networking equipment from Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) to support expansion of the service provider’s Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) offerings.

Managed hosting provider deploys MRV's OptiDriver


Optical transport systems vendor MRV Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) says has supplied its OptiDriver optical packet transport platform to, a managed hosting provider. will use the packet-optical transport systems to increase its capacity into Amsterdam up to 400 Gbps.

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