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Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR-e service router

Alcatel-Lucent expands IP service router line with 7750 SR-e


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will expand its range of 7750 SR service routers with the 7750 SR-e line. The new entrants, which include three edge routers, fill the space between the original 7750 SR and the smaller 7750 SR-a systems that Alcatel-Lucent unveiled last November.

Spirit Communications deploys Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS core router


Systems house Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has supplied its 7950 XRS (Extensible Routing System) core router to Spirit Communications for an upgrade of the service providers network in the U.S. southeast. The network upgrade will enable Spirit to support 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and 100 Gbps IP connections.

GBI signs packet-optical transport systems supply deal with Ciena


Gulf Bridge International (GBI), which operates submarine networks and terrestrial fiber-optic networks to supply connectivity throughout the Middle East and onward to other parts of the world, says it has signed a supply agreement with Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN). The services provider will use elements of Ciena's Converged Packet-Optical Networking portfolio to upgrade its fiber-optic infrastructure.

Comcast targets Fortune 1000 for managed business services


Comcast Business has raised the competitive stakes for its telco competitors with the creation of an Enterprise Services business unit that will target Fortune 1000 companies and other large enterprises that need to connect multiple locations. The operator will offer such managed services as broadband, Ethernet, voice, router, security, business continuity, and Wi-Fi.

Startup Rockley Photonics targets data center networks


Rockley Photonics, the latest venture of Bookham Technology (now Oclaro) founder Andrew Rickman, says it is prototyping technology that will bring greater efficiency to data center networks via optical switching.

NEC signs systems integrator deal with Telenor Group


NEC Corp. (NEC; TSE: 6701) says it has inked a global framework agreement to become an end-to-end, turnkey supplier of transport network technology for Norway-based Telenor Group. NEC has named Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) as supplier partners.

EdgeConneX to add NWAX node to Portland, OR Edge Data Center


Edge hosting service supplier EdgeConneX says it has reached an agreement with Northwest Access Exchange (NWAX) to build a new remote NWAX node into the EdgeConneX Portland, OR Edge Data Center (EDC). When it becomes operational, a milestone EdgeConneX expects to reach in the fourth quarter of this year, the node will offer Portland EDC customers connectivity to NWAX's participants.

ECI touts Southeast Asia packet-optical transport deployment


Optical transport systems vendor ECI says it has earned what it modestly asserts is "an impressive win" in Southeast Asia for its SmartLIGHT line of packet-optical transport systems. ECI declined to name the customer, who will use the company's Apollo and Neptune packet-optical transport systems to build a greenfield network.

Telefónica to deploy Juniper Networks edge routers in Spanish metro networks


Telefónica Spain will deploy MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers from Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) as part of a new metro network infrastructure roll out. The new IP-based metro network will support a variety of fixed and mobile broadband services for business and residential customers.

BTI Systems beefs up services offerings


Packet-optical transport and cloud network systems specialists BTI Systems says it has expanded its ServiceLink Portfolio with a pair of new elements as well as nearly doubling the size of the team responsible for the line of business. The new offerings come as the company reports increased demand for such services.

2Q15 kind to carrier router and switch market: IHS


The carrier routing and switching market rebounded from a typically tepid first quarter to reach $3.9 billion, says the "IHS Infonetics Service Provider Routers and Switches" report from IHS (NYSE: IHS). That's a sequential increase of 19%.

XO Communications increases fiber footprint in Salt Lake City area


XO Communications (XO) it has connected almost 100 office buildings in Salt Lake City, UT, to its fiber-optic network. The connections, the result of a nearly $5 million investment in the area, will enable XO to serve more than 800 businesses in more than 300 multi-tenant buildings and facilities in the Salt Lake market.

Evolving metro cloud networks through virtualization and automation


How can network operators scale their metro networks to accommodate this ever-escalating traffic without reducing performance, reliability, and service quality? And, very importantly, how do they do this while driving a strong business case?

RAD adds GPON, VDSL2 support to Carrier Ethernet demarcation


Communications equipment vendor RAD says it has added support of GPON and VDSL2 (including bonding/vectoring) to its Layer 2/Layer 3 demarcation devices and ETX-2 and ETX-2i routers. The new modules add to the platforms' existing support of active fiber, SDHSL, and PDH.

Ciena boosts 5430 Packet-Optical Platform switch capacity to 15 Tbps


Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) has announced a series of upgrades to its 5430 Packet-Optical Platform. Salient among them is an increase to the system's hybrid packet/Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching capacity to 15 Tbps, up from 3.6 Tbps.

Birch Communications adds 14 states to broadband service area


Birch Communications, Inc., which provides communications, network, and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise, and wholesale businesses, says it has expanded its BirchNet Broadband Internet service to another 14 states. The expansion, which extends its footprint by more than 60%, runs through the U.S. northern Tier, Rockies, and Pacific Northwest.

Infinera details resolution of AJC submarine cable network outage


Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) asserts its Time-based Instant Bandwidth technology helped Australia Japan Cable (AJC) recover from a recent network outage. The outage resulted from a network path failure following a submarine cable network fault at a depth of 7,000 to 8,000 m.

Fujitsu targets data center interconnect with first 1FINITY optical transport platform


Fujitsu has unveiled a software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) enabled disaggregated optical transport product philosophy it calls 1FINITY. The platform family will include a variety of IRU, self-contained systems that provide capabilities that traditionally have been integrated into chassis-based optical transport systems. The first member of the family, the 1FINITY T100, will target data center interconnect applications.

Windstream, Infinera partner for wavelength transport service expansion


Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) and Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) reveal they have been deploying Infinera's DTN-X platform as part of Windstream's fiber-optic network expansion strategy. Windstream Carrier Solutions provides wavelength transport services up to 100G across the U.S., using Windstream's DWDM Long-Haul Core Network.

Sogetel deploys Transmode for fiber-optic network expansion in Quebec


Canadian telecom operator Sogetel has tapped Transmode to deliver greater speed and capacity for Sogetel's metro networks in more than 20 Quebec cities, including Montreal and Quebec City, the optical transport systems house says.

Bhutan Telecom migrating from SDH to high-capacity DWDM backbone network


Bhutan Telecom has selected Coriant's hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform as the backbone for its new kingdom-wide DWDM network. The fiber-optic network backbone is expected to enhance Bhutan Telecom's high bandwidth business and consumer services, including 3G, LTE, VPN, and fixed-line broadband Internet access, as the service provider migrates from its existing SDH transmission infrastructure.

CentraCom selects MRV for 100G packet optical transport network


Utah service provider CentraCom will partner with MRV Communications to build a 100-Gbps packet-optical transport network for its metro and rural customers. CentraCom provides phone, cable TV, Internet, mobile backhaul, business VPN, and wholesale telecom services to much of central, northern, and western Utah.

Packet-aware transport enables more efficient and flexible IP/optical networking


For many network operators, the question of how to most efficiently design their core IP/optical backbone network and provide essential bandwidth connectivity to end customers or applications is critical to the success of their business. Methods that work for one network operator may not necessarily work for others and, similarly, methods that worked in the past may not necessarily be the best solutions moving forward. Several factors can influence the choice of approach, but they generally include network topology, traffic characteristics (patterns, flow sizes, and growth rates), traffic dynamism, and target networking applications.

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.

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