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Multinationals want more from "big six" telcos, finds Ovum survey

May 5, 2015 When it comes to network performance and customer support, multinational corporations rate the "big six" telcos with dedicated global enterprise services -- AT&T, BT, Orange, T-System...

DE-CIX touts 4-Tbps traffic peak at Frankfurt Internet exchange

May 5, 2015 International Internet exchange operator DE-CIX reports it reached a new traffic milestone at the end of April, exceeding 4 Tbps at its flagship Frankfurt exchange. Traffic passing through the exch...

GL announces next-gen Ethernet/IP tester

May 5, 2015

Test and measurement equipment specialists GL Communications has unveiled PacketExpert 10G, an Ethernet/IP tester.

Forsythe Data Centers connects Chicago facility with Ciena gear

May 5, 2015 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...

Ciena to buy Cyan, expand SDN play

May 4, 2015 Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) says it will expand its software-defined networking (SDN) chops by acquiring SDN platform and packet-optical transport systems vendor Cyan Inc. (NYSE: CYNI). Ciena has sign...

Chuck Robbins to succeed John Chambers as Cisco CEO

May 4, 2015 The board of directors of Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has selected current Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations Chuck Robbins to succeed current CEO John Chambers as of July 26, 2015. Chambers wi...

Swisscom reports G.fast field test

May 4, 2015 Swisscom reports it completed a field test of G.fast technology with existing customers. The successful trial, conducted in Bibern in the municipality of Buchegg, Solothurn canton, puts the Swiss i...

AFL expands in Australia with AFC Group buy

May 4, 2015 AFL says it will expand its operations in Australia and across the Pacific with the acquisition AFC, a manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper connectivity products based in...

Joytel Communications signs with Allied Fiber for dark fiber, colocation services

May 1, 2015 Florida-based ISP Joytel Communications has signed a long-term agreement with Allied Fiber for dark fiber and neutral colocation services. Joytel expects to leverage its new assets to provide Inter...

Alcatel-Lucent signs on to build Orval submarine network

May 1, 2015 Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has signed a turnkey agreement with the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications (MPITC) to build a submarine netwo...

CommScope to unveil 10G EPON OLT at INTX

April 30, 2015 CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) plans to use next week's Internet and Television Expo (INTX) in Chicago to show off a new 10G EPON optical line terminal (OLT). Based on DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE),...

Crown Castle to buy Quanta Fiber Networks/Sunesys

April 30, 2015 Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI), which provides infrastructure services to wireless operators, plans to expand its fiber-optic network footprint by acquiring Quanta Fiber Networks, Inc....

MACOM shipping coherent CFP2 ACO modulator drivers

April 30, 2015 M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM) it has begun production shipments of two modulator drivers aimed at CFP2 analog coherent optical (ACO) optical transceivers. The MAOM-003417 and ...

Midcontinent Communications upgrades fiber network for broadband service

April 30, 2015 Independent telco Midcontinent Communications has upgraded its fiber network with the DTN-X packet-optical transport platform from Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), the systems house says. The deployment wil...

Verizon announces major SDN transmission technology partners

April 28, 2015 Verizon has begun to release details of its plans to employ software-defined networking (SDN) principles in its infrastructure. This includes the revelation that it has tapped Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco...

Maine Fiber, F6 Networks interconnect New Brunswick's Fibre Centre

April 28, 2015 U.S. fiber-optic network services provider Maine Fiber Company and Canadian counterpart F6 Networks have combined to provide a dark fiber service between the U.S. and the Fibre Centre access point ...

DE-CIX New York adds PoP with CoreSite

April 28, 2015

Internet exchange DE-CIX New York has established a new point of presence (PoP) within the New York campus of data center services company CoreSite.

CenturyLink IT managed services now available in Australia

April 28, 2015 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has announced its intention to offer its array of managed hybrid IT services to regional and multinational corporations in Australia. The U.S. Tier 1 carrier adds it h...

Lightower Fiber Networks, Fibertech Networks seek merger

April 28, 2015 Fiber-optic network services providers Lightower Fiber Networks and Fibertech Networks have announced their plans to merge. Lightower will buy privately held Fibertech for $1.9 million in cash, wit...

America-Europe Connect submarine network construction begins

April 27, 2015 Aqua Comms Ltd., which owns and operates the CeltixConnect submarine cable system that crosses the Irish Sea, has launched a larger effort with the America Europe Connect (AEConnect) undersea cable...

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