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.
Shentel, a regional rural telco serving Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and surrounding areas, has updated its existing DWDM network to support 100G speeds for customers that reside in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.
Sprint continues to make progress with its own 100G optical path by completing two key trials of the technology on its wireline network.
Verizon conducted a field trial where it doubled the capacity of a fiber using 200G technology on an operational long-haul network segment between New York and Boston. The 200G demonstration did not have any impact to existing customer traffic.