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Telefonica Germany taps Coriant for mobile backhaul network

04/17/2015

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

04/17/2015

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

04/13/2015

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

04/13/2015

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

04/13/2015

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

04/06/2015

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

03/31/2015

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

03/31/2015

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

03/30/2015

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

03/30/2015

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

03/26/2015

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

03/24/2015

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

03/19/2015

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.

03/19/2015

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

03/17/2015

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

03/17/2015

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

03/17/2015

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

03/13/2015

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.

Alcatel-Lucent offers metro-focused 1830 PSS enhancements

03/12/2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) has expanded its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) line to better address emerging metro and data center interconnect requirements. The company has announced new versions of the PSS-4 and PSS-16 variants of the 1830 PSS and has introduced the mid-sized PSS-8. All three platforms now feature a distributed switching architecture as well as 200-Gbps per slot capacity.

CenturyLink tabs Cyan's Blue Planet to orchestrate NFV-enabled business services

03/12/2015

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) will roll out new services aimed at enterprises and small to medium-sized business (SMB) customers via its Programmable Service Backbone (PSB). The PSB will enable these services via network functions virtualization (NFV) orchestrated by the Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator from Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), the two companies say.

Pacnet deploys optical layer SDN and NFV with Infinera

03/11/2015

Pacnet, which provides fiber-optic network services throughout the Asia-Pacific region, says it has extended its software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities to the optical layer. The operator will leverage the Open Transport Switch (OTS) platform from Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) to enable SDN/NFV provisioning and control of the DTN-X packet-optical transport systems in its Pacnet Enabled Network (PEN).

Zayo offers Amazon Web Services connections in London

03/10/2015

Fiber-optic network services company Zayo Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE:ZAYO) says it now offers Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service to its London fooprint.

Equinix adds New York data center

03/10/2015

Global interconnection and data center provider Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) has announced the opening of a new data center at the Equinix campus in Secaucus, NJ. The NY6 data center is designed to meet the colocation needs of financial, media, and enterprise companies who require larger footprints for data-intensive applications.

Telefonica demos end-to-end NFV

03/09/2015

Telefónica used last week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to demonstrate end-to-end network-functions virtualization (NFV) instantiation. The worldwide service provider partnered with Brocade, Cyan, Intel, and Red Hat for the demonstration, which used a network virtualization framework based on the ETSI ISG NFV approach.

Coriant offers metro edge version of 7100 packet optical transport platform

03/06/2015

Coriant has expanded the line of 7100 packet-optical transport systems it acquired from Tellabs (see "Marlin Equity Partners reshuffles executive deck ahead of Coriant, Tellabs merger") with the Coriant 7100 Pico. The new system targets metro edge applications in support of data denter interconnect (DCI), business services provision, mobile backhaul, and SONET/SDH network migration.

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