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Ciena offers new WaveLogic chips, architecture, switches for 'web-scale world'


Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has furthered its efforts to align its focus with emerging "web-scale" network trends with the announcement of two new versions of its WaveLogic coherent processor, a new metro-friendly flexible photonic architecture, and a pair of new Service Delivery Systems for small cell mobile backhaul.

RETN upgrades pan-European fiber-optic network with Infinera DTN-X


Europe-based international network service provider RETN has installed Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport system on its 30,000-km pan-European network. The deployment will enable RETN to support 100-Gbps transmission via the DTN-X's 500-Gbps superchannels.

ZyXEL offers 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches for SMB networks


Networking product vendor ZyXEL Communications now offers 12- and 24-port 10-Gigabit switches for use by small to mid-size businesses (SMBs). The switches are designed to be affordable, low port density and high performance. They include the XS1920-12, a 12-port smart-managed 10-Gigabit switch, and the XS3700-24, a 24-port Layer 2+ managed 10-Gigabit switch.

CenturyLink tests a terabit over fiber


CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has partnered with Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) to deploy 1-Tbps optical transmission signals via superchannel on part of its central Florida fiber-optic network. The trial took place earlier this month.

Tenerife Island Council upgrades metro fiber-optic network


Tenerife Island Council (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife) in the Canary Islands has built a new metro fiber-optic network using the TM-Series and TG-Series platforms from Transmode, according to the packet optical transport systems vendor. The new fiber cable network connects all of the council's facilities and decentralized offices and provides connectivity to the D-Alix data center and international submarine cable landing station.

ONF creates online open source software development community and code repository


The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), which has been developing specifications, use cases, and other works designed to speed the adoption of open software-defined networking (SDN), has launched, an open source software community and code repository. The ONF expects the site to aide those seeking to commercially deploy open SDN technology while avoiding vendor lock-in.

Equinix deploys Infinera DTN-X in three data centers


Global interconnection and data center company Equinix has deployed the Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) DTN-X packet optical transport system to support its activities in Frankfurt, Toronto, and Singapore, according to the systems provider.

Alcatel-Lucent offers 400-Gbps IP router interface


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it will offer 400-Gbps line cards for its 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) IP routers in the second half of this year. The capability will come in the form of a one-port 400G line card that leverages the company’s FP3 400G routing processor (see "Alcatel-Lucent makes 400-Gbps play").

Allied Fiber's southeastern dark fiber route links to Colo Atl


Allied Fiber will connect the 700-mile dark fiber route it is building from Miami to Atlanta to Colo Atl, the network-neutral colocation, data center, and interconnection services company with a facility at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta.

Interxion, TelecityGroup sign non-binding merger agreement


European-based data center operators Interxion Holding N.V. and TelecityGroup plc (LSE: TCY) have signed a non-binding agreement that would see them combine in an all-share merger.

ViaWest builds Portland-area data center


Hybrid colocation provider ViaWest announced last week that it should complete the construction of a new data center in Brookwood, OR, just outside of Portland, by the third quarter of the year. The facility, which will feature 138,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space, will be ViaWest’s third in the state.

Cyan makes data center interconnect play with N-Series


Packet-optical transport and software-defined networking (SDN) platform developer Cyan (NYSE:CYNI) has unveiled the first member of the N-Series Open Hyperscale Transport Platform (OHTP) family. The N11 is designed to offer high-capacity, low cost, and small footprint for cloud, content, and data center operators who are interested in a rapidly scalable platform based on 100G interfaces and compatible with SDN frameworks.

Zayo Tranzact platform offers quick connection to AWS


Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) asserts that customers of its fiber-optic network services can now connect to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in less than 60 minutes via Zayo’s Tranzact online bandwidth ordering platform.

RCN Business unveils managed LAN service


RCN Business, which provides network services in Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, has added Managed LAN to its roster of enterprise products and services. The new offering is packaged as a switch management service for RCN Business Hosted Voice and Ethernet products.

Netrality Properties expands into Houston


Netrality Properties, a colocation/connectivity company that debuted last month, has expanded its footprint into Houston, TX, with the acquisition of a 1.1 million square foot building at 1301 Fannin Street.

Ciena announces two Ethernet network wins with partner Kapsch


Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) last week announced a pair of Ethernet-related deployments in Austria working with Kapsch BusinessCom, a member of Ciena's BizConnect partner program. The first will see Energie AG Data deploy Ciena platforms to provide advanced wholesale Carrier Ethernet and Ethernet business services in Upper Austria. In the second, Citycom, part of Graz City Council (Die Holding Graz), will upgrade its network as well.

Accelerating SDN and NFV performance


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Are Ciena and Cisco Verizon's next metro optical systems vendors?


Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) "will move to the next phase" of Verizon's next-generation metro optical systems supply competition, according to a note issued January 20 by Simon Leopold and Victor Chiu of financial services firm Raymond James. If true, a win with Verizon would be a significant boost for the two communications technology suppliers – albeit neither would see significant revenues from any contract awards until 2016, the analysts predict.

Level 3 adds PoPs in Singapore


Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) has opened a pair of new points-of-presence (PoPs) in Singapore. The PoPs are collocated within Equinix SG1 20 Ayer Rajah Crescent and Global Switch 2 Tai Seng Avenue.

Windstream adds 100G to regional metro networks with Cyan


Windstream has launched an upgrade of its metro and regional fiber-optic networks to 100 Gbps using equipment from Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), the optical transport and software-defined networking (SDN) platform vendor says.

Infinera ships Cloud Xpress platform


Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) says it has shipped the Infinera Cloud Xpress for production deployment as well as field trials to multiple customers.

Cisco brings data analytics to network hardware


Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has unveiled its data and analytics strategy and product portfolio.

Malaysian carrier's carrier Fiberail deploys 100-Gbps capable packet optical network


Optical transport systems vendor Transmode has deployed its EMXP 220 IIe, a packet-optical transport switch with the help of local partner Nera Networks in the network of Malaysian carrier's carrier Fiberail. Fiberail's new 100-Gbps capable fiber-optic network offers high-capacity connectivity to Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers in the country.

TIM Brasil adds more 100-Gbps optical transport via Xtera


TIM Brasil has deployed additional 100-Gbps optical transport equipment from Xtera Communications, Inc., the systems house says. The most recent deployment has seen TIM Brasil use the Xtera's packet-optical transport systems to upgrade long-haul fiber-optic networks that link Manaus, Porto Velho, and Cuiabá in north and center west Brazil.

Brocade, Ciena, and Cisco join AT&T Domain 2.0 supplier list


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