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Aria Networks touts OTT service customer for new net planning/provisioning software


Aria Networks, which offers software services for network operators, data centers, and high-traffic Internet services, says that a large over-the-top (OTT) service provider is using the newly launched 3.2 version of its network planning and optimization software suite. The U.S.-based global brand, which Aria declined to identify further, is using the software suite in a software-defined network (SDN) context across multiple network technologies, the company says.

TSO TenneT taps ECI packet optical transport for utility network


TenneT TSO GmbH Germany, one of the top five electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) in Europe, has installed deployed ECI Telecom's Neptune (NPT) and Apollo packet optical transport systems in its network. The network upgrade will help TenneT further its smart grid development plans, ECI says.

CXR offers SWCE 10 Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Ethernet switch


French Ethernet systems house CXR has announced the SWCE line of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Ethernet switches. The switches comply with the Metro Ethernet Forum CE 2.0 standard and offer Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching with IPv4 and IPv6 dual stack capabilities.

Telefónica pairs with Alcatel-Lucent for NFV


Telefónica and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) have agreed to jointly test network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies. The signed memorandum of understanding builds on an earlier agreement that saw the international carrier use Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand platform to advance NFV implementation and the successful testing of Alcatel-Lucent's Virtualized Service Router in Telefónica's NFV Reference Lab using the OpenMANO NFV orchestration stack.

redIT targets data center interconnectivity with Coriant 7100 Nano deployment


redIT, a KIO Networks Group company that operates in the United States and Mexico, has deployed the 7100 Nano Packet Optical Transport Platform from Coriant, the systems firm says. Working alongside other Coriant hardware, the packet-optical transport systems will improve redIT’s ability to meet data center connectivity requirements, as well as provide other high-capacity services such as carriers’ carrier transport, managed IT cloud, and storage on demand.

Zayo Ethernet backbone moves to 100G


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.

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