Padtec runs 100G over Allied Fiber's dark fiber in Florida

Brazil-based Padtec says it has signed a partnership agreement with carrier-neutral dark fiber and colocation services provider Allied Fiber that will enable the optical transport systems house to show off the capabilities of its LightPad i6400G DWDM system on Allied Fiber's southeast route.

Brazil-based Padtec says it has signed a partnership agreement with carrier-neutral dark fiber and colocation services provider Allied Fiber that will enable the optical transport systems house to show off the capabilities of its LightPad i6400G DWDM system on Allied Fiber's southeast route.

Padtec says it has installed examples of the LightPad i6400G to light a 356-mile dark fiber pair between Jacksonville and Miami with 100 Gbps of optical transmission capacity. The link features enhanced amplifiers that ensure extended span lengths with very low noise figures, Padtec says.

Allied Fiber opened the Jacksonville-to-Miami portion of its southeast route last year, and the full run to Atlanta earlier this year (see "Allied Fiber opens southeast fiber-optic network route" and "Allied Fiber's southeast route reaches Atlanta"). In addition to offering dark fiber and colocation services, the company has also offered fiber on the route to systems providers who would like to use the network as a demonstration platform or technology testbed.

Padtec says it has deployed its equipment to support more than 100,000 km of DWDM backbone networks throughout Latin America and has equipment in more than 40 countries (see, for example, "UFINET upgrades fiber network with Padtec DWDM systems"). The Allied Fiber deployment would appear to be a bid to raise its profile in North America.

"We look forward to offering our solution along Allied Fiber's Florida segment," states Enrique Lozoya, vice president, engineering sales at Padtec. "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate our ability to provide cost-efficient turnkey DWDM solutions that enable operators to meet and exceed network demands expeditiously. This trial will show how the Padtec solution works within the Allied Fiber network to enable connections between access networks through points of interconnections within the Allied Fiber system."

"Padtec is a terrific addition to the Allied Fiber Technology Showcase," comments Doug Corbett, vice president, sales for Allied Fiber. "Their technology coupled with our physical layer colocation and dark fiber facilities working in a joint ‘live-trial' create the perfect environment for all network operators to experience first-hand what is possible, realize the benefits, and then step in to take advantage of it for themselves."

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