Infinera sees the next frontier for 100G optical networking taking place in the data center interconnection market segment, one that the company's leader says will be driven by the rise in server-to-server traffic to accommodate the growth of cloud and content services.
Pacnet, an Asia-Pacific-based service provider, has selected BTI Systems 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms to interconnect data centers in Hong Kong and Tokyo to keep up with growing demand for cloud-based services.
As more service providers deploy 100G optical across their networks, it is driving up optical transport network (OTN) and packet optical transport system (P-OTS) revenues for Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Infinera, the industry segment's key suppliers.
Integra is making more use out of its 100G network migration by offering customers dedicated Express Routes for its optical wavelength service line.
Windstream has started work on the second phase of its 100G long-haul optical network covering nearly 4,100 miles that's set to be completed by the end of the year.
Zayo won a large coup for its growing long-distance fiber business, announcing that it will transport live broadcast and video feeds for all of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) games starting with the current 2014-15 season.
Integra has made a key change to its top management team by naming board member Robert Guth as interim CEO and president. Guth takes over the helm from Kevin O'Hara, who joined Integra's board in 2009 and served as CEO since 2011.
Telefonica is employing Alcatel-Lucent to help it build its 100G optical network serving the north-west, eastern and southern regions in Spain.
Infinera has named Moscow cable MSO Akado Telecom as the latest service provider using its DTN-X platform, adding another customer to its growing European customer list.
Stu Elby, one of Verizon's key technologists, has taken up new digs at Infinera, where he will serve as the optical vendor's vice president of cloud network strategy and technology.