While cable subscriber numbers are still much higher at 93 million worldwide, IPTV is posting steady gains, an Infonetics Research report says. The largest boost is in Asia, with China Telecom boasting 22 million IPTV subscribers.
Alpheus Communications, a growing competitive metro-regional fiber provider, has introduced a new 100G managed optical wavelength service targeting carriers that have higher bandwidth needs between and in Texas' DASH market.
Lumos Networks continues to make progress with its "edge-out" market strategy to expand its fiber network by completing the launch of metro Ethernet in Richmond, Va., and the upgrade of its fiber assets in Western Pennsylvania.
Pacnet, an emerging submarine cable provider, is offering a 100G wavelength service between the Asia Pacific region and the United States to support what it says are "compute-intensive operations" from service providers and enterprises.
Analyzing M2M data is a growing market segment that ABI Research predicts will climb 53 percent in the next five years--from $1.9 billion to $14.3 billion by 2018.
The demand from service providers and enterprises for 100G network ports will drive up 100G port revenue beyond the $6 billion mark by 2017, according to a new Infonetics report.
CenturyLink made its first 100G business data service connection to DigitalGlobe, a provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions.
SaskTel, Canada's incumbent telco, completed a trial with Alcatel-Lucent in which it delivered data at speeds of up to 400G on a fiber network which it said was originally built for 10G traffic.
Verizon continues to make progress with its 100G optical deployment program, incorporating the technology onto 4,800 route miles of its global IP network during the first half of this year.
Sprint has introduced a new line of Ethernet wavelength services supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), 40GigE and 100GigE speeds under its new Ethernet Wave Service line.