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Comcast Business plans fiber-optic network expansion in Albuquerque and Santa Fe


Comcast Business, the business services arm of cable MSO Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), says it expects to offer its complete suite of Ethernet services in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in early 2015, with some elements potentially available before the end of this year.

OIF looks to solidify Transport SDN APIs


Having demonstrated the potential of several application programming interfaces (APIs) for transport software-defined networks (SDNs) alongside the Open Networking Foundation (ONF; see "OIF and ONF enjoy joint Transport SDN demonstration success") the Optical Internetworking Forum now hopes to create implementation agreements (IAs) around them. The IAs will use the Service Request and Topology APIs prototyped in the demonstration as foundations.

ECI Telecom unveils SmartLight SDN framework


Systems vendor ECI Telecom Ltd. has launched SmartLight, ECI's framework for deploying software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

CALIENT unveils SDN optical topology controller


Optical switch vendor CALIENT Technologies, Inc. has announced a new software controller developed to facilitate dynamic reconfiguration of the optical network layer in cloud data center facilities via software-defined networking (SDN).

Fujitsu unveils FLASHWAVE 5300 Ethernet services platform


Fujitsu Network Communications has introduced the FLASHWAVE 5300 Ethernet Access and aggregation systems. The FLASHWAVE 5300 series facilitates migration by carriers or enterprises to an Ethernet-optimized infrastructure, while preserving the performance, reliability and manageability historically found only in traditional telecom transport technologies, according to the vendor.

Alcatel-Lucent offers virtualized IP edge router functions via Intel servers


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it will offer a suite of virtualized IP edge router functionality that customers can run on Intel x86-based servers. Initial elements of the Alcatel-Lucent Virtualized Service Router (VSR) software application set is available now, with the rest scheduled for release next year.

Wilcon picks Ciena for California fiber-optic network upgrade


Wilcon, a West Coast provider of fiber-optic network and data center infrastructure, is deploying Ciena’s converged packet-optical and packet transport network platforms to power its new 100-Gbps infrastructure. The new network, slated for operation in the first quarter of 2015, will enable Wilcon to offer Ethernet, wavelength, and Internet access services throughout Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego.

StarWave upgrades R&E network exchange with Ciena


Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) and the Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN) have upgraded StarWave, a Chicago-based research and education (R&E) communication services exchange facility with Ciena’s 8700 Packetwave Platform. This upgrade will facilitate data transfers for multiple sciences, such as data flows used by high energy physicists investigating particle collisions, and medical researchers sharing massive genomic data files.

CyrusOne selects BTI Systems for metro cloud, data center connectivity


BTI Systems, Inc. says that global data center provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is now deploying BTI's cloud networking and data center interconnect products in major metro markets.

Oscilloquartz unveils high-capacity grandmaster clock


Oscilloquartz, a subsidiary of ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV), has launched the OSA 5335 modular Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Grandmaster. This is the first product of its kind to feature a modular design and extreme scalability at the same time, the company asserts.
As networks changed from synchronous to asynchronous, operators had to find another way to provide timing information. PTP was designed to maintain accuracy as a timing message traverses routers on its way to its intended destination (see “Timing is everything”).

Infonetics Research carrier SDN and NFV market size breakdown

Carrier SDN and NFV market worth $11B by 2018 says Infonetics


Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) exemplify the telecom industry's shift from hardware to software, according the latest report from market research firm Infonetics Research, which finds that SDN and NFV software are projected to make up  three-quarters of total SDN/NFV revenue in 2018.

Alcatel-Lucent builds converged IP network for Thailand's True


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has signed a four-year frame agreement with Thailand’s True Corp. to supply an IP transport network.

ON.Lab, backed by AT&T and NTT, offers open source SDN operating system


The Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab), a non-profit open source software-defined network (SDN) tool development ecosystem out of Stanford University and UC Berkeley, has unveiled an SDN Open Network Operating System (ONOS). ON.Lab ONOS community founding members would could implement ONOS in their networks in the near future.

Optical Transport SDN deployment touted by Huawei, China Telecom


Huawei, China Telecom Fujian (Fujian Telecom), and China Telecom Beijing Research Institute say they have combined to deploy what they say is the first Transport Software-Defined Network (T-SDN). The T-SDN supports an intelligent private-line bandwidth on demand (BoD) application for premium customers as well as IP and optical synergy for data centers, the companies say.

Megaport spins off fiber infrastructure


Asia-Pacific data connectivity provider Megaport Operations Pty Ltd says it is spinning-off its fiber-optic network into a new, dedicated infrastructure company called Superloop.

Alcatel-Lucent lands IP core router deals with CenturyLink, China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile


Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) said it has earned significant wins in the U.S. and China for its 7950 XRS (Extensible Routing System) core router. In the U.S., CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) revealed it has deployed the 7950 XRS in its IP core network. Meanwhile, the systems house also announced it has won awards via a centralized bidding process that will see it deliver the core router to China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile.

Smart transceivers reduce capex/opex of network upgrades and new deployments


A new class of pluggable transceiver modules is attracting a lot of interest these days. Module suppliers call the new set of transceivers
"intelligent transceivers," "pluggable NIDs," "smart SFPs," or other eye-catching names. The new type of transceivers – let’s call it "smart transceivers" – combines an optical interface with various system functions in standard SFP format.

Chunghwa Telecom buys more packet optical transport systems from UTStarcom


UTStarcom (NASDAQ: UTSI) says that Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (CHT) has expanded a contract awarded in 2013 for packet optical transport systems. The new systems will support enhancement of Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile backhaul network.

OE Solutions, AimValley intro new Smart SFP optical transceivers


OE Solutions and AimValley have expanded their line of Smart SFP optical transceivers with the TPoP (Transparent PDH over Packet) and CSoP (Channelized SONET/SDH over Packet) optical modules. The transceivers are part of the Smart SFP Network Migration portfolio, which comprises modules that promote plug-and-play TDM-to-packet migration.

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.

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