Verizon is pushing the bandwidth boundaries of its Ethernet network, announcing that it recently completed a trial carrying 100G traffic over its regional network between two 100G network interface devices (NID).
Zayo continues to capitalize on its growing presence in Europe by completing a network upgrade that will enable it to provide 100G wavelength services over its long-haul network.
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has tapped Ciena as the optical vendor of choice to upgrade the pan-European segment of its global fiber network, enabling it to expand its portfolio of 1-100G services to its wholesale service provider customers.
IPv6 Internet backbone provider Hurricane Electric has made Boston the latest destination on its growing global network journey with a new point of presence (PoP) at the One Summer Street data center.
Ciena reported that fiscal second-quarter revenue rose 10 percent to $560 million, up from $508 million in the fiscal second quarter of 2013, due to an uptick in packet optical and packet networking revenues.
The WDM market saw 12 percent year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2014 as service providers continued to add more network capacity to keep pace with their business, wholesale and consumer bandwidth needs, according to Dell'Oro Group.
DE-CIX, a German-based Internet exchange provider, has activated Akamai as the first customer on its New York platform. Akamai is connecting into DE-CIX's Internet exchange in New York at its 111 8th Avenue access site in New York City.
FirstLight Fiber is responding to customer demand in Tier 2 and Tier 3 metro markets by expanding its network to support 100G connectivity services at any of its on-net building locations in upstate New York and northern New England.
CenturyLink and Advanced Communications Technology, a Sheridan, Wyo.-based local telco, are among the companies that have been awarded contracts to equip the Wyoming state Unified Network with 100G optical capabilities.
Infinera bucked the seasonal first-quarter optical industry decline trend, reporting that its first-quarter 2014 revenues were $142.8 million, up sequentially from $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $124.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.