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OIF finishes OTN monitoring work, PCE Implementation Agreement for Transport SDN

July 1, 2013

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says it has completed two critical technical projects that address the increased adoption of OTN for 100G carrier networks and the use of PCE control technology as a building block towards Software Defined Networking (SDN).  The Tandem Connection Monitoring (TCM) whitepaper and the Path Computation Element (PCE) Implementation Agreement will ease deployment of new OTN and PCE technologies and ensure that these meet the goals of service providers.

Wind chooses Alcatel-Lucent for optical and IP network upgrade

June 27, 2013

Italian mobile and fixed network services provider Wind Telecomunicazioni has chosen Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to supply IP and fiber-optic network technology to upgrade the carrier’s nationwide communication networks. The infrastructure facelift will entail long-haul optical transport, mobile backhaul, metro area network (MAN), and IP service edge technology.

Accedian Networks MetroNODE LT offers 10 Gigabit Ethernet support for mobile backhaul, business services

June 26, 2013

Accedian Networks has unveiled the MetroNODE LT, a compact, fully programmable 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) platform for Ethernet service providers and mobile operators. The system provides 10GbE capabilities “at a 1GbE price point” for applications such as mobile backhaul, business services, wholesale services, and cloud connectivity, Accedian Networks asserts.

PEG Bandwidth lands major mobile backhaul contract

June 26, 2013

Backhaul services provider PEG Bandwidth, LLC says it has signed a deal with “a large wireless carrier” it declined to name for the supply of mobile backhaul services. The carrier, which PEG Bandwidth described as operating “one of the nation’s largest 4G networks,” will use PEG’s services to support market growth.

Light the way to optical SDN reality with test & lab automation

June 25, 2013

Software-defined networks (SDNs) offer the opportunity to make optical networks more agile and efficient in delivering bandwidth to applications and services in data center, metro, and transport networks. SDN’s bright potential is matched by the shadowy challenge of evolving existing networks to not just a new protocol but a new paradigm. To ensure that SDNs are deployed smoothly, it’s important to evolve critical business processes such as equipment and service testing to be as agile and efficient as SDNs promise to be.

MRV adds advanced timing and synchronization to OptiSwitch

June 25, 2013

Optical transport systems vendor MRV Communications, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) says it has upgraded its OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Service Demarcation Series with the addition of advanced and standards-based timing and synchronization capabilities. The new features position the OptiSwitch to better support service delivery within Carrier Ethernet-based 3G and 4G/LTE mobile backhaul applications and deployments.

Infinera, Nissho Labs demo SDN packet-optical convergence on DTN-X

June 25, 2013

Having unveiled its new strategy for the DTN-X platform (see “Infinera refocuses vision around DTN-X”), Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ: INFN) is keen to show what it can do. The vendor has joined forces with Nissho Electronics, a systems integrator in Japan, to demonstrate converged packet-optical and Transport Software-Defined Network (SDN) technologies on the DTN-X platform. The demonstration took place at Nissho Labs’ NETFrontier Center in Tokyo.

Coriant takes SDN steps with Intelligent Optical Control

June 21, 2013

Coriant, the former optical transport business of Nokia Siemens Networks that Marlin Equity Partners purchased earlier this year (see “Coriant unleashed as Marlin Equity Partners closes acquisition”), has begun the journey toward fulfill its goal of being a force for software-defined networks (SDN) principles in carrier networks. The company has introduced Intelligent Optical Control, a concept that leverages existing Coriant software platforms to create an OpenFlow-enabled platform called SDN Plus.

Transmode iAccess addresses large-scale optical access with WDM-PON

June 20, 2013

Transmode Systems AB says unveiled its iAccess portfolio, which leverages its iWDM-PON offering (see “Transmode unveils iWDM-PON strategy”) to help service providers roll out Ethernet access networks for applications such as business Ethernet and mobile backhaul services.

ADVA adds miniGM to FSP 150 for radio access network synchronization

June 20, 2013

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) says that its FSP 150 family of mobile backhaul products now includes an IEEE 1588v2 mini-Grandmaster (miniGM) clock and boundary clock functionality. The integration of the miniGM ensures precise frequency and time synchronization at the network edge and is specifically designed to support the large-scale rollout of small cells for LTE-Advanced and radio access networks operating in unpaired spectrum.

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