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Converging network layers will expand service provider revenues

October 23, 2013

Service providers have banded together to develop network functions virtualization (NFV) standards under the auspices of ETSI to better define problems and propose long-term solutions. The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is another group with similar objectives. They are creating software-defined network (SDN) specifications based on the OpenFlow protocol that abstract control from multiple layers and, in effect, collapse layers through software control.

Transmode increases service visibility with Enlighten Portal

October 22, 2013

Packet-optical transport systems supplier Transmode Systems AB has unveiled the Enlighten Portal, which it describes as a user-friendly and innovative tool that provides full real-time visibility of multi-layer service performance.

Tejas Networks upgrades XTN TJ1400 packet transport platform

October 22, 2013

Tejas Networks Ltd. has unveiled the latest release of the XTN TJ1400 series for packet transport networks (PTN). PTN Release 2.0 significantly increases the capabilities of the XTN TJ1400 series to deliver packet transport for mobile backhaul, broadband, cloud, and enterprise services.

China Telecom chooses Huawei for global backbone OTN deployments

October 22, 2013

It may have lost out to ZTE at China Mobile (see “ZTE trumpets China Mobile 100-Gbps OTN awards”), but Huawei has found more than adequate compensation at China Telecom. The Chinese systems vendor says it will supply its Optical Transport Network (OTN) and WDM fiber-optic network technology for an upgrade of China Telecom’s international SDH network.

ZTE trumpets China Mobile 100-Gbps OTN awards

October 22, 2013

ZTE Corp. (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ) says it has won more than 60% of the contracts China Mobile has awarded this year as part of a group tender for 100G Optical Transport Network (OTN) equipment. The Chinese systems house earned China Mobile’s business in competition with Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, and Fiberhome, it asserts.

Megaport turns to Brocade for 100G network services

October 17, 2013

Megaport, a new entrant to Australia's telecommunications market, says it will provide network interconnection services across the Asia-Pacific region by leveraging the power of Brocade MLXe core routers.

OTN market booming says Infonetics

October 17, 2013

Sales of Optical Transport Network (OTN) transport and switching equipment grew 23% year-on-year during the first six months of 2013, reports Infonetics Research. OTN switching sales led the way, according to the market research firm’s new OTN and Packet Optical Hardware report.

Juniper Networks offers new MX Series edge router line cards

October 16, 2013

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) has upgraded its MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers via a string of new line cards that focus on capacity, service, and subscriber scale. At the top end, the line cards increase per-slot bandwidth up to 520 Gbps and offer hardware support for as many as 128,000 subscribers.

Infinera, Brocade demo multilayer optimization via SDN with ESnet

October 15, 2013

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) have once again combined on a demonstration of a software-defined networking (SDN) Open Transport Switch. The new demonstration adds core routers from Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) to demonstrate SDN-enabled multilayer provisioning and network optimization.

Colt chooses Cyan for Carrier Ethernet network upgrade

October 15, 2013

European fiber-optic network communications services provider Colt has selected Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) to supply the optical transport systems vendor’s Z-Series packet-optical transport systems to upgrade the carrier’s Carrier Ethernet Multi-Service Platform (MSP) network. Colt will use Cyan’s Blue Planet software-defined networking (SDN) platform to orchestrate and manage the Z-Series platforms as well as network interface devices (NIDs) from Accedian Networks. Colt also plans to bring its already fielded optical networking systems from Alcatel-Lucent under the Blue Planet umbrella, according to Cyan sources.

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