Acacia Communications, an emerging 100G optical transceiver vendor, closed $20 million in its latest round of funding that was led by Summit Partners.
DukeNet Communications, a regional fiber-centric provider, has completed its core network upgrade to 100G, enabling it to deliver both 40G and 100G wavelength services to carrier and enterprise customers throughout its service area.
Lumos Networks has put its "edging out" network expansion strategy into action by hatching plans to build 100G optical wavelength routes connecting Richmond to Ashburn and Lynchburg in Virginia.
Level 3 Communications has yet to announce its own 100G optical offering, but the provider is getting requests from both large enterprise and wholesale customers that now need these connection speeds.
Interoute, a European cloud service platform provider, has chosen Infinera's DTN-X platform as its 100G platform of choice on its Pan-European network.
Despite being a slow year overall for optical network sales and revenue, the OTN transport and switching equipment market grew 8 percent in 2012, to $7.3 billion. Infonetics forecasts that the OTN equipment market will exceed $13 billion in 2017.
Telus has employed Fujitsu as its vendor of choice to implement 100G on its intercity regional networks to meet the ongoing demands from their consumer and business customers.
Pieter Poll, SVP of national and international network planning, engineering and construction for CenturyLink, is leading a major change for the telco as it expands its 100G optical capabilities. Senior Editor Sean Buckley spoke with Poll about the telco's 100G journey.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom talks to CenturyLink SVP of National & International Network Planning, Engineering and Construction Pieter Poll about its deployment of 100G optical gear.
TeliaSonera International Carrier, TeliaSonera's wholesale arm, has completed its 100G network buildouts in Europe and North America.