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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.

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.

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