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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.

Clouditalia improves packet transport with Coriant


Italian integrated and cloud services provider Clouditalia has deployed the Coriant 7090 Packet Transport Platform to improve service delivery to small and medium businesses, the optical transport systems vendor says. The service provider will use the packet transport gear to support the delivery of Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services as well as expand support for cloud and data center interconnect (DCI) applications. It also will help Clouditalia migrate legacy services such as E1, SDH, and lower bit rate Ethernet to the packet network.

MEF stretches Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification to 100G


The MEF says it can now certify systems operating at 100 Gbps within its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification Program.

Software-defined access and aggregation networks


An industry shift toward software-based capabilities and concepts has gathered significant momentum in recent years. In carrier networks, software-defined access and aggregation networks offer an especially attractive proposition.

Oi taps Alcatel-Lucent for broadband upgrade, OTN projects


In a move to increase efficiency of services to its landline and mobile broadband customers and reduce infrastructure costs, Oi Brasil Telecom has begun implementation of a new broadband data communications network architecture using equipment from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:ALU). The goal is faster downloads, higher quality HD video channels, and improved voice and video calls through efficient use of all bandwidth available during peak consumption periods.

Forsythe Data Centers connects Chicago facility with Ciena gear


Forsythe Data Centers will deploy packet-optical transport systems from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) in its dual, diverse metro fiber network to connect Forsythe's new Retail+ managed hosting facility to 350 East Cermak in Chicago.

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities taps Infinera for terabit R&E fiber-optic network enhancement


Open access transport service provider Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corp. (MBC) had deployed the DTN-X packet optical transport platform from Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), the two parties say. MBC has used the DTN-X to upgrade its fiber-optic network in Virginia to terabit scale to support the needs of its customers, particularly the Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance (MARIA).

Telefonica Germany taps Coriant for mobile backhaul network


Telefónica Germany will use the Coriant 8600 Smart Router Series and 8000 Intelligent Network Manager (INM) in an IP/MPLS-based upgrade of its mobile backhaul network, according to the systems supplier. The project includes the integration of the O2 and E-Plus network infrastructures.

CTS Telecom upgrades Carrier Ethernet network with BTI Systems


CTS Telecom has upgraded its Carrier Ethernet network with packet-optical transport platforms from BTI Systems, the systems house says. The Michigan-based service provider had been using PON systems.

Zayo jumps into video transport


Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) has announced it will enter the video transport market. The company has created a dedicated product team for its new Live Video service.

Global Capacity adds MPLS VPN to service mix


Connectivity service provider Global Capacity says it can now offer Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Virtual Private Network (VPN) service over its One Marketplace backbone. The company says it has also expanded its reach to provide connectivity to over 9.6 million business addresses.

Indiana Fiber Network chooses Ciena to support broadband expansion project


Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), a collaboration among 20 independent telephone companies, has tapped Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to supply converged packet optical transport systems and other packet transport gear networking gear to support a broadband expansion project.

Huawei, Telefonica trial SDN-based IP/optical convergence


Huawei and Telefonica last week reported on a joint field trial of IP and optical layer "synergy" via software-defined networking (SDN) using infrastructure from Telefonica Peru. The successful trial is a step toward actual deployments, the parties say.

TI Sparkle, DE-CIX establish neutral Internet exchange in Palermo


TI Sparkle, the international services business within Telecom Italia Group, will partner with Internet exchange provider, DE-CIX to create an Internet exchange (IX) in "Sicily Hub," TI Sparkle's new data center in Palermo.

Facebook chooses Infinera for European long-haul fiber-optic network


Optical transport systems specialist Infinera says that it is supplying its DTN-X packet-optical transport system to Facebook for the long-haul fiber-optic network that connects the Web 2.0 company's data centers in Europe. The fiber network runs 3,998 km and will support a capacity of up to 8 Tbps, Infinera says.

Cisco offers Verizon metro optical network deal insight


Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Vice President of Optical Systems (OPSY) and Transceivers Group Bill Gartner offered some insights into the role the company will play in Verizon's next-generation U.S. metro fiber-optic network upgrade. He confirmed that Cisco offered a financing package while suggesting that an upcoming circuit emulation capability may prove an important aspect of Verizon's plans.

Coriant, Chunghwa Telecom trial transport SDN


Optical transport systems vendor Coriant says it has successfully performed a lab trial of transport software-defined networking (SDN) with Taiwan operator Chunghwa Telecom. The trial focused on using SDN to support high-capacity bandwidth-on-demand applications.

TSIC nears metro optical transport vendor selection


Sources at TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) say the company could conclude its next-generation metro optical transport supplier selection as early as next week. While stressing that a final decision has not been made, the sources indicated that it's looking likely the winner will be a company that is already supplying optical communications gear to them.

Verizon confirms Ciena, Cisco to supply U.S. 100-Gbps metro network gear


Verizon today confirmed previous reports from the financial community that it will build its next-generation 100-Gbps metro fiber-optic network infrastructure with platforms from Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO).

Transforming metro-network economics


To optimize metro architectures, you need to know your Layer C from your Layer T.

Open networks will be the key to meeting future requirements.


With game-changing applications that include cloud computing, mobility, video, and Big Data requiring support of non-stop - and costly - bandwidth demands, cloud and service providers are driving toward a new business model. They seek to reduce skyrocketing operational costs and become more efficient, while continuing to ensure real time response and customer loyalty. To accomplish this new model, cloud providers are migrating to open networks, inside and outside the data center.

EANTC demo shows multivendor interoperability for converged metro cloud


Software-defined networking (SDN) enabled metro optical transport systems vendor BTI Systems says it has taken part in a European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) interoperability demonstration focused on converged metro cloud environments. The demonstration showed interoperability between the BTI 7800 Intelligent Cloud Connect platform and products from Cisco, ZTE, and "another leading router vendor" BTI did not further identify.

Deutsche Telekom partners with Huawei on IT and cloud


Deutsche Telekom says it will expand its current collaboration with Huawei to cover information technology (IT) infrastructure and private cloud networks. The partnership will leverage the cloud expertise of Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems and Huawei's hardware and technology skills.

Shandong Electric Power upgrades packet transport network with Coriant


Shandong Electric Power Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China, has selected Coriant to support an end-to-end upgrade of its packet transport network (PTN), according to the optical transport systems vendor. Coriant will supply its 7090 Packet Transport Platform for the network upgrade, which should see Shandong Electric Power save more than 25% in operational expenses and up to 30% in capital expenses, the systems house asserts.

Lightower acquires Chicago’s ColocationZone


Fiber-optic network service provider Lightower Fiber Networks has beefed up its presence in Chicago with the acquisition of ColocationZone, an enterprise-class data center provider located in the 725 South Wells data center downtown. Lightower also will assume operations of the meet-me-room for the entire 725 South Wells facility owned by Digital Capital Partners, LLC.

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